Master-class of Gueorgui Pinkhassov in Normandy (France)

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Jun 24, 2013 – Jun 29, 2013

Genre: Art

The workshop has been completed

Manager: Гала Наумова

Photos of the workshop participants

Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.


© Mikhail Izopeskov

© Natalia Tutova

© Екатерина Гельфанд

104 photos from 16 authors

Lead photographers

Pavel Kosenko

Colorist photographer. Devout color explorer and an author of numerous articles on photography and image processing. An author of The Living Digit book (published by Treemedia in 2013). A co-founder of the Fotoproekt, a chain of photolaboratories and a photoschool. An organizer and participant of a number of photo tours across Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and other regions. An author of a very popular Russian blog on photography and travel.

Георгий Пинхасов

Photographer, winner of international awards, member of a legendary "Magnum Photos" agency.

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About the workshop

It became now a good tradition to organize summer master-classes of Gueorgui Pinkhassov in French chateaus. In 2012 we first went to Château d'Orion in south-western France, and now to Château Sissi in Normandy.

This journey traditionally combines travel experience, practical photography seminars, everyday photo shooting, and, of course, interesting conversations!

Châteaux de Sissi – is a chateau in Normandy, named Sissi, after empress Elisabeth of Austria, who staied here for the summer of 1875, relaxing and recovering from tuberculosis. The place is truly unique, full of ambience and character, ideally located in the vicinicy of the sea, in a region, rich with culture, history and architecture.

Here you can relax, walk along the shore of the ocean, taste various seafood, chesses, cider and calvados, ride horses and visit beautiful castles.

The off-site master-class of Gueorgui Pinkhassov is traditionally conducted with the participation of Pavel Kosenko, his devout student and assistant in such events

Video shot during the workshop

© Evgeny Chuprov

Program hide

We will be staying in the chateau, making daily trips to the nearby sites. We will have 2 minivans always at our command. During the day, or in the evening, we will meet in a hall to listen to Gueorgui Pinkhassov's lectures, make a portfolio review and discussion of the photos. We will have the breakfast and the supper in the chateau, while we will dine in the nearby towns of Les Havres, Dauville, Honfleaur, Etretat, Fécamp. Visit a Benedictine monastery and in particular the famous museum of the eponimous liquor. We will see farms, where different local good are produced, visit the parks and orchards of the Lower Normandy, walk along the steps of the French impressionists and Russian painters. And of course, we will take a lot of photos.