• Spéos joins stock agency Alamy‘s 100% student project. This program is a unique way for students to get involved in stock photography: they upload their images for free and — for two years — receive 100% of the sales of their images.
• Renewal of partnership with Magnum Photos: for 5 months, students in the photojournalism specialization have been attending master classes taught by Richard Kalvar and the Magnum team. Group project here.
• Spéos lends its studios to “Comme les Autres”, an association founded by Laurent Onde to assist people with disabilities following an accident in their lives during the reconstruction process, to help them discover the world of photography and enable them to practice.
• Partnership with Magnum Photos and Spéos: students in the photojournalism specialization attend classes taught by representatives of the Magnum agency. Project 24 hours on the Champs Elysées.
• The Niépce House Museum is awarded the prestigious label Maisons des Illustres by the French Ministry of Culture.
• Lens Culture FotoFest Paris hosted for the 4th time at Spéos from November 11-13.
• Lens Culture FotoFest Paris hosted for the 3rd time at Spéos from November 12-14.
• Opening of Spéos Alumni Studio in Paris, allowing our graduates to begin their professional careers.
• 26 ans, 26 promos, 1 expo: a collective exhibition in Arles in July.
• Lens Culture FotoFest Paris hosted for the 2nd time at Spéos from November 7-9. Watch the film.
• The photography school Spéos and the museum Maison Nicéphore Niépce in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes are happy to announce the online publication of Niépce – Letters and Documents, by Manuel Bonnet et Jean-Louis Marignier, the largest number of documents ever collected on the inventor of photography (1765-1833). This project is sponsored by the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Beaux-arts.
• Initiated by the museum Maison Nicéphore Niepce, the “Route de la Photo” — a series of photo spots — invites visitors to discover Burgundy following the footsteps of the inventor of photography. Interactive Map
2010: Spéos celebrates its 25th anniversary!
• Lens Culture FotoFest comes to France for the first time during Paris Photo from November 15-17. It is be hosted by Spéos. Watch the film.
• The Spéos students participated at the 47th Bièvres International Photofair.
• “The digital revolution”: Exhibition Opening at the Swiss Camera Museum at Vevey on April 23. Spéos and the Niépce House contributed with a donation of cameras and other equipment.
• Voies Off Festival, Arles : Spéos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce will be present for the 15th consecutive year in this festival. Since 1996, the Voies Off Festival has been supporting contemporary creation and varied creative practices by offering their authors a scene of international renown during the Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles. In parallel to the official programming, the Voies Off Festival displays for free the photographic work of young authors.
• Partnership with the Institut Image of ENSAM in Chalon sur Saône where were presented:
– a 3D video displaying the internal mechanism of the Pyréolophore – a creation by Hadrien Duhamel;
– the birth of the first camera: where, how and when the “baguier d’Isidore” (a little jewel case) was transformed into a camera thanks to the dismantling of the family’s solar microscope;
– the entire Petiot-Groffier lab in the House of Nicéphore Niépce on the occasion of the National Heritage Days.
• Conference-Debate-Exhibitions in Dubai at the Alliance Française.
• Slideshow of Spéos students’ work at the Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai.
• Partnership between Spéos/Maison Niépce and the Swiss Camera Museum at Vevey:
– creation of a showcase dedicated to the work realized in the House of Nicéphore Niépce;
– donation by Spéos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce of an important collection concerning the beginnings of digital photography.
The Academician Lucien Clergue invites at the Academy of Fine Arts Jean-Louis Marignier, researcher at the CNRS, to report on ten years of research and restoration at the Maison Niépce.
See the article « Nicéphore Niépce reçoit les honneurs de l’Institut de France ».
See the Lettre de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts.
See the Bulletin de l’Institut de France 2008.
• Spéos and Maison Nicéphore Niépce have decided to celebrate the bicentennial of the Pyréolophore by rebuilding it as it was originally. It is the first internal combustion engine ever, which was invented and patented by the Niépce brothers in 1807. Ten years later, they were the first in the world to make an engine work with fuel injection system. A celebration took place on the occasion of the “Journées du Patrimoine” (National Heritage Days) 2008, in the very place of the invention… in the House of Nicéphore Niépce, as well as in November on the occasion of the Science Festival in the Institut Image of ENSAM in Chalon sur Saône.
• Students at Spéos have the possibility to obtain the degree of a European Master of Professional Photography accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S. (European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools).
• The Spéos/Nicéphore Niépce House projects get the support of the Académie des Sciences.
• Discovery by Spéos of the world’s oldest Photographic Lab.
• Set-up of the Bus of Photography, in collaboration with the Rencontres d’Arles.
• Spéos becomes an Apple Authorized Training Center
• Spéos’ subsidiary, PixOclock.com, the image bank for independent professional photographers and former students at Spéos, moves onto a new search engine, Phraseanet IV. The photographers on PixOclock are the first in France to enter the Adobe Photographers Directory, accessible via Bridge in Adobe Photoshop CS2.
• Spéos becomes an Adobe Expert center.