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This year Fotoasia will organise 3 differents photo workshop in different locations. Fotoasia has been conducting photography workshops for 8 years, during which, 150 participants from numerous nationalities and varied backgrounds have voyaged to fulfil a unique concept of street photography and narative photo. Though, anyone can travel alone and discover a country or a culture, Fotoasia’s approach is to fully embed and immerse participants in the land, people and places. Total immersion is achieved through Nicolas’s sole knowledge and experience of the aforementioned, which is shared throughout the workshop. This is both a human and social endeavour, where one can experience the real atmosphere of Asia or Cuba. The aim of this endeavour is to engross participants in the culture and develop their own photo story, not with the eye of an ordinary tourist, but as a individual who seeks a different vision of humanity and add depth to their personal voyage through life.
Fotoasia is a cultural organization that promotes exchanges between European and Asian photographers. The purpose of Fotoasia is to promote and present in Europe exhibitions of young Asian photographers – who also run photo workshops throughout South-East Asia and Cuba with the supervision of Nicolas Pascarel.
Participants in these workshops, limited to 8 people per tour, are free to choose between either black and white or color photos with digital or film camera. They spend 10 days and 10 nights, with safe accommodation facilities, in a total photo immersion in Vietnam, Cambodia and Cuba.
Nicolas Pascarel say about the spirit of the Photo Workshop in Asia: As in all the other workshops I teach, my ultimate goal is to help each participant to create an appealing body of work with personal strong individual images. Each student will be encouraged to develop his or her own photographic language and to search for the invisible thread that ties his or her images together. I’ll help you to improve your ability to see and create new photographs, to discover your hidden potential. It will definitely be a valuable educational experience where you will develop the skills to look at your own work more critically, to appreciate and discuss yours and other people’s work by learning a new visual vocabulary. Our final objective is to produce a series of revealing; lasting images that will display a sense of the place, of its people and traditions.
This workshop is a photographic adventure, but also a human experience.

Next Photo Workshop 2015:
-24 to 28 of May: Folegandros (Greece) theme “Ulysses”
-11 to 28 of July in INDOCINA
-29 November to 6 December in Havana (8 days and night in full immersion)

Nicolas Pascarel was born in Paris in 1966 and worked as a photo reporter for over twenty years. Since the early 90’s, he has been spending most of his time in Naples and Havana, but has now decided to come back to his first passion – South East Asia – with the intention to live in the region for the next coming years. Nicolas managed numerous workshops in 2000 and 2002 for the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts School of Phnom Penh; in 2002 until 2008 in the city of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand and also Bangkok; as well as in the city of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam in 2005 and 2006. He often collaborates with a Cambodian NGO taking care of street children in Phnom Penh. His work was exhibited in more than 40 galleries and photo festival across France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and China. He also created a documentary about Cambodia called “Durant la Pluie” (During the rain) in 2004.

Photo Workshop in Cuba 1 to 8 of March 2015. 8 days in Havana. It’s a full immersion photo workshop, 24 hours organized by Nicolas Pascarel and Fotoasia.
Maximum 7 peoples
Nicolas Pascarel a vécu en 1996 et 1997 à La Havane dans le quartier du Vedado. Il a réalisé un travail intitulé Moros y Cristianos qui fut présenté dans différentes galeries et rencontres internationales de photographie dans le monde : France, Italie, Espagne, Allemagne, Etats-Unis… Ce travail fut exposé à deux reprises à la prestigieuse Fototeca de Cuba (Musée de la Photographie de La Havane), en 1999 et en 2001. Nicolas Pascarel a également dirigé un séminaire sur la photographie à L’Institut Supérieur Artistique de La Havane en 2001, en coopération avec le Ministère de la Culture de Cuba, le Centre National de Photographie Cubaine, l’Ambassade de France à Cuba et le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères.

Fotoasia Nicolas Pascarel 's current location:
Havana , Cuba

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