Colloquium at the Bastia museum: “photography, a document for history: train, inform, deform”


Conferences and workshops
The first day of the conferences were held in the presence of specialized speakers:

  • “Biafra1968: showing the horror / alerting the conscience – the beginnings of a contemporary debate under the gaze of Gilles Caron” by Michel Poivert.
  • “How do we train children in violent images? »By Karen Prevost Sorbe (keyMi).
  • “Conspiratorial photography” – videoconference by Joan Fontcuberta.
  • “The destiny of images in the protean collection of the MAP (Mediatheque of architecture and heritage): photos for projection of the Chaillot school at the conference of Willy Ronis” The Reporter and his battles “” by Matthieu Rivallin .
  • Meeting with Lizzie Sadin, photojournalist, specialized in social issues relating to human rights

The next day workshops were held

  • Workshop 1 led by Matthieu Rivallin: Why keep archives of photographers? Through examples chosen from the archives kept at the MAP – Willy Ronis, André Kertész and François Kollar – evoked the diversity of approaches to the historical subjects dealt with. This workshop allowed the trainees to discover the resources of the MAP: database, exhibition projects and workshops with various audiences.
  • Workshop 2 animated by Karen Prevost Sorbe and Marie Pieronne (Clemi) with the participation of Lizzie Sadin: How can we teach with violent images? Can we show the horror? How to educate in a critical eye? Still or moving, images are one of the first contacts children have with the media world. Through this workshop, concrete educational avenues were exposed to address these questions: Review the fundamentals of image education through a news image, Mobilize the critical spirit of students through a debate on images violent.
  • Workshop 3 animated by Karen Prevost Sorbe and Marie Pieronne (Clemi) with the participation of Lizzie Sadin: How can we teach with violent images? Can we show the horror? How to educate in a critical eye? Still or moving, images are one of the first contacts children have with the media world. Concrete educational avenues were discussed: Review the fundamentals of image education through a topical image. And Mobilize students’ critical thinking through a debate on violent images.
  • Workshop 4 animated by Michel Poivert:: Can we speak of an ecosophic photographic? If photography appears today in the chapter of contemporary art, it also turns to creative and social practices that make it an art of transition. Initiatives marked by an ethics of the environment, social relations and awareness of the subject were presented. The success of practices recycling vernacular images and those using antenumeric processes was highlighted in order to understand how photography reflects the modern condition of the image.

The speakers present :
Joan Fontcuberta: Visual artist, he develops through photographic manipulation, a work that questions the effects of reality and the capacity for truth produced by technological images. In his latest projects, he is interested in the nature and function of the image in digital culture. His works are in public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art – Center Georges Pompidou, in Paris.
He is also a teacher, critic, curator and historian. He has just received the FILAF honorary award in 2020.

Marie Pieronne is the academic coordinator of CLEMI in charge of the mission of Education to the media of information for the Academy of Corsica and teacher of history geography in the high school Laetitia-Bonaparte of Ajaccio.

Michel POIVERT: is Professor of Art History at the University of Paris I Panthéon
Sorbonne where he founded the chair of the history of photography. Critic and curator of exhibitions, he chairs the International College of Photography of Greater Paris. He is the author of “50 years of French photography” (Textuel, 2019)

Karen PRÉVOST-SORBE: Teacher in History and Geography, she is also CLEMI (Center for Media and Information Education) academic coordinator in the Orléans – Tours academy. It is responsible for developing media and information education throughout the academy, in particular through training actions. Since 2016, she has been an assistant to the digital academic delegate (DAN).

Matthieu RIVALLIN: He graduated from the École du Louvre and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Specialized in the history of techniques, he has been working since 2003 at the Mediatheque of Architecture and Heritage as Deputy Head of the Department of Photography. Curator of around fifteen photography exhibitions, he is also the author of several books on photography.

Lizzie SADIN: She is a photo reporter and deals with substantive social issues on human rights. She is particularly committed to the condition of women. In 2017, she won the Carmignac Prize for her work on slavery and trafficking in women in Nepal. His gaze focuses, among other things, on illegal immigration in Europe, teenage mothers, Israeli Arabs, climate issues in the Amazon as well as the conditions of detention of children around the world.

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