Magnum Photos A global collective of artists and storytellers Magnum Photos is the world's longest standing artists' cooperative. Rooted in long-form documentary practice, for over 70 years, Magnum and its artists have documented world events, pushed the boundaries of visual language, and fostered photographic dialogues. With offices in London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo, Magnum Photos hosts an archive of over 1,000,000 images, develops collaborative projects with media, NGOs and brands, organizes exhibitions globally, and publishes stories that matter to its growing audience of over 5 million. Magnum Photos is committed to making quality education accessible and affordable to the next generation of visual storytellers from across the globe. As a microcosm of the photographic industry and with some 70 years of experience, Magnum Photos provides photographers at different stages in their careers with truly unique educational and professional development opportunities. Activities offer practical, technical and theoretical training to help participants develop their own visual language and the skills required to compete in photography’s ever-changing marketplace. Magnum’s latest offering is the new online learning platform, Magnum Learn. The first course, The Art of Street Photography, brings together seven world-class photographers - Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Peter van Agtmael, Richard Kalvar, Carolyn Drake and Mark Power - plus industry experts, to share their collective insight and experience to help you improve your practice. website
Polka Gallery Established in 2007 by Adélie de Ipanema and her brother, Edouard Genestar, Polka Galerie is located in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. The gallery represents over thirty photographers. Each year, within its 300 sq. meters divided into two spaces, the gallery organizes ten exhibitions, which question the different forms of the Document within modern and contemporary pratices. Since its creation, the gallery has, amongst others, financed the production of the following works: “Ali + Klein” (the first twenty-five “painted contacts” from the series “Ali, 1964-1974”) and “Brooklyn + Klein”, two recent works by William KLEIN; “In Advance of a Broken Arm” and “Photographs in 3 Acts” by Ethan LEVITAS; “Nightmare Republic part 1 & 2” by Stanley GREENE; “Africa-America” by Philippe GUIONIE. In collaboration with the Daido Moriyama Foundation, the gallery has also produced “Labyrinth + Monochome”, an installation shown at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013 of Daido MORIYAMA’s work. The gallery has also introduced or re-introduced the works of the following artists: Alexander GRONSKY with “The Edge” (Foam Paul Huf Award, 2010) “Mountains & Waters” and “Pastoral”; Yves MARCHAND et Romain MEFFRE with “Theaters” and “Gunkanjima”; as well as the richness of the work of Daido MORIYAMA with the “Daido Moriyama Cycle”, three consecutive exhibitions which took place from September 2012 to February 2013. Beyond exhibiting seminal pieces, the gallery organizes unique performances such as the “Silkscreen Workshop” – a variation on Moriyama’s famous “printing shows” — and “Brooklyn + Klein Lab” a singular happening on May 24th, 2014. The public will take part in the live production of exhibitions prints under the supervision of William Klein himself. The gallery works closely with several institutions, such as the Musée Nicéphore Niépce regarding the valorization of Stanley GREENE’s archives and the Louis Vuitton Foundation for whom Yves MARCHAND and Romain MEFFRE are documenting the construction of the new building located in the Bois-de-Boulogne designed by Frank Gehry and set to open its doors in October. In 2012, the gallery initiated a photographic publication program with Daido MORIYAMA’s “Paris 88/89” (Poursuite publ., 2012); Toshio SHIBATA’s “Contacts” (Poursuite publ., 2013). Three additional titles are set to come out in 2014: Philippe GUIONIE’s “Swimming in the Black Sea” (Filigranes publ.), William KLEIN’s “Brooklyn + Klein” (Contrasto publ.) and Ethan LEVITAS’ “In Advance of a Broken Arm” (work in progress). Polka Galerie has been a member of the “Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art” since March 2012 and of the “Association des Galeries d’Art” since September 2011. Polka also produces the quarterly “Polka Magazine”, created by Alain Genestar, which explores with an open mind the vitality of contemporary and modern photography. With a print run of 50.000 copies, the magazine is distributed across France and in all the major international cities. website
JCDecaux JCDecaux, the world's leading outdoor advertising company, is now present in more than 80 countries and 4,033 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants, and plays a major role in the transformation of urban universes. It all began in 1964 when Jean-Claude Decaux set up the first advertising bus shelters in Lyon, driven by the desire to beautify cities by installing free street furniture in exchange for the exclusivity of its advertising operations in privileged locations. For more than 50 years, the products and services offered to cities by JCDecaux have been considered the benchmark in terms of eco-design, quality, aesthetics and functionality. Thanks to the expertise of its employees, the excellence of the Group's achievements, particularly in terms of maintenance and upkeep, is recognized worldwide by cities, airport and transport authorities, as well as advertisers. JCDecaux is the only global player to operate exclusively in the outdoor advertising business and to develop all its activities: street furniture, transport advertising and large-format billboards. As a pioneer in digital outdoor advertising, we offer advertisers immense creative opportunities and flexibility through tailor-made and targeted campaigns. With nearly 60,000 digital advertising screens worldwide, we are deploying a new communication experience for brands. It is based on the dynamics of thematic, targeted, affinity and real-time messages. Now, the boundaries of time and space are fading away in favour of contextual communication, allowing more direct interaction with individuals or even with social networks. website
Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs Since 1991, the association " Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs " (animated by the founder Nathalie Lamire Fabre and by Vincent Bengold) proposes every April in Bordeaux- free for the public & between seven to fifteen photographic exhibitions in the main cultural places of the city. To participate, a photography genre of the author and a theme about travelling are given more privilege. Apart from that, no limit. The selection of exhibitions is done by the team's favorites. Each year, the program is composed of singular exhibitions: from classical humanist photography to a more "contemporary" photography, the association " Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs " is animated by a will of eclecticism. "Recognized" photographers agree to join us for an exhibition: Cartier-Bresson, Max Pam, Jean Dieuzaide, Bernard Plossu, Raymond Depardon ... But the association also wants to support artists less known to the general public, especially young artists from Aquitaine like Sarah Caron, Christophe Goussard, Garat Polo, Jacques Sierpinski, Philippe Pons or Stéphane Klein ... One criterion, the singularity of looks. Fidelity is also highlighted by the association, the one with our partners (The City Council of Bordeaux, the Goethe Institute, the Cervantes Institute, the Swiss Consulate, the municipal library and the museums of Bordeaux, the Mercure Hotel Bordeaux Château Chartrons, Fip ..) and also with photographers and professionals of photography (the association image people ...) who support us for several years. Since 2000, " Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs " has been associated with the company Pixels and Grains d'Argent which proposes to the public all tools of communication, a website presenting the wholesome exposure is more than 6000 photographs in line. website
Vannes Photo Festival As part of its shift to the biennial rhythm, Patric Clanet's artistic project aims to do things differently by building on existing heritage. Its main objectives are to strengthen the Festival's anchoring in the region while accentuating its regional and national influence. The theme "Photo and the sea" is no longer its figurehead but will be approached in a more inclusive manner. No photographic style will be privileged and its program will remain open to all forms of creation and exhibition of contemporary photography. The identity of Vannes Photos Festival will be affirmed around four axes that will interact and grow over time. The choice of one of the central themes will be determined by a "citizens' committee" linked to the territory and open to major societal issues; approach inspired by the "New Sponsors" protocol in line with the implementation of cultural rights. From this theme, a dialogue will begin and I will offer exhibitions by French artist photographers who, to their way, will bring their enlightenment. In this context, the historic partnership with associations and clubs of Vannes photographers will continue and grow. A collective of young Breton photographers will be invited and a national competition will be launched around this citizen theme. In view of its maritime openness to the Atlantic, Vannes Photos Festival will focus on the photographic creation of a South American country. In 2022 Peru will be the guest of honor. This exploration will be done from three angles. Heritage photography; by presenting the works of an author who has marked the history of photography in this country. Contemporary creation; by exhibiting an artist representative of the national scene. The emerging generation; through an evening / screening which will present a panorama. The "RHIZOME" theme will take place for the three years to come within the Kiosk space and will question the links between humans and other species not human. The visual artists who will be invited to us will help to see differently by preparing our eyes to meet the living in order to question ourselves on what dynamic connaturality means today between humans and their environment. A space for meetings and dialogue dedicated to photographic criticism will be set up in 2022 because “learning to see is within everyone's reach”. Four French photography critics will be invited to dialogue with the artists present in a place open to the general public in the form of "Cafés des images". Friendliness and interaction with the public will be at the center of this educational project. The various existing mediation and facilitation systems will be maintained and developed. Partnerships with other regional festivals and photographic centers will be strengthened. The participation and involvement of a greater number of people as well as the development of a friendly and warm atmosphere during and around the Festival are at the heart of the project. website
The Anonymous Project In 2017 when filmmaker Lee Shulman bought a random box of vintage slides he fell completely in love with the people and stories he discovered in these unique windows in to our past lives. Collecting and preserving unique colour slides from the last 70 years, the project was born out of a desire to preserve this collective memory and give a second life to the people often forgotten in these timeless moments captured in stunning Kodachrome colour. From the period of the early 1950s, when prices for color photography had dropped to where it became accessible to non-professionals, to the rise of digital cameras, color photography soon developed into the dominant medium to capture daily life. Not just weddings and graduations, or friends posing for friends, or families gathering for portraits, but everything. The magic of color photography is that when the chemicals on the film are exposed to light, color is created. The problem is that these chemicals degrade over time, eventually leaving no trace of the image. Most color slides will not survive beyond 50 years. Unless urgent action is taken, this colorful piece of our collective memory, artifacts of daily life from the 40's up through the digital age, will fade out of existence altogether. These amateur photographs are a kaleidoscopic diary of that era, all the more fascinating and arresting because of their unpolished quality. Often funny, surprising and touching these images tell the stories of all our lives. The Anonymous Project has in turn become an artistic endeavour that seeks to give meaning to these once forgotten memories and create new ways of interpretation and story telling that question our place in the world today. website
Festival Photo du Guilvinec - L'homme et la mer If there is a territory whose maritime dimension is one of the primary characteristics, it is undoubtedly the Pays de Cornouaille in Brittany. Since its 1st edition in 2011 at Guilvinec, the Festival Photo l'Homme et la Mer has wanted to pay homage to this maritimity, at the same time as it wishes to illustrate the strong links that unite, in many places on the planet, the man, the sea and its coastline. A mixture of genres, the nourishing sea, the sea as a recreational, playful, dreamlike space, a mixture of eras, black and white or color versions, the exhibitions bringing together more and more photos, testify to their own artistic approaches. : thus reports with sometimes very contrasting colors rub shoulders with more evanescent atmospheres, the sepia imprint of old photos shares the stage with contemporary reports, comic strips respond to plastic works in color. The festival is thus essentially eclectic, in order to be identified as a place open to all, artists and audiences. The programming, if it must include risk-taking in the choice of works exhibited, must not confuse the local population and visitors. The other objective of the association is to want a festival outside the walls and to bring art out of the conventional space of the museum and the interpersonal space traditionally linked to it. The exhibitions are available to everyone free of charge and go to the front of the public, first of all the local population and visitors by taking the streets, the facades of the houses, the buildings of the fishing port as support. Moreover, the democratic nature of the photographic medium makes it possible to meet the most diverse populations and sociologically and culturally distant from any artistic proposal. website
Rencontres Photographiques d'Arlon Founded in 2010, the Rencontres Photographiques d'Arlon became a biennial event in 2014. d'Arlon aim to bring photography to the general public. Our guiding principles revolve around several key objectives: - The first is artistic, with the Rencontres au Palais. The Rencontres bring together 20 photographers in the heart of the Palais. These artists, selected selected on the basis of a project, present a mixture of genres and an openness to different forms of photographic expression. This program is enhanced for this 9th edition by the presence of our guest photographer Christophe Jacrot with his Lost in bad weather" series. - The second is educational, with the organization of courses, workshops and conferences on photography. photography. - The third is exchange and synergy. Exchange, of course, with the various photographic clubs in the province of Luxembourg (but also in the rest of Belgium, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France and Germany). These exchanges encourage with artists from the Greater Region. Synergy with the art galleries "Subtile" in Luxembourg and "Photostuff" in Esch sur Sure, Luxembourg. Luxembourg. Throughout the month of May, "Sbutile" will offer a "teaser" about the encounters exhibiting excerpts from all the selected projects. During July and August, "Photstuff" will present August with a photographer from the 2024 edition. Synergy and partnership with in the organization of the "Le monde est show" photo competition.
Nordic Light Meet the Masters of Photography in Kristiansund, Norway  During the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, world-renowned legends of photography, aspiring photographers, photography students and others interested in photography, art & culture, gather in the small yet charming coastal city of Kristiansund – united by the common passion for photography. The festival program presents lectures, exhibitions, gallery talks, book signings, workshops, portfolio reviews, breakfast movies … Every year we invite around 20 guest photographers to lecture and/or exhibit at our festival. The lectures are filled with first class storytelling, though without technical details. Artistic Director of the festival is the Norwegian photographer Morten Krogvold, who plays a central role in making our festival internationally acclaimed.  Nordic Light have had the pleasure of having master photographers such as Anton Corbijn, Albert Watson, James Nachtwey, William Klein, Mona Kuhn, Greg Gorman, Sarah Moon, Knut Bry and John Swannell. Our intimate and amazing location facilitates unique meetings between the legendary photographers and the festival spectators. At our festival you can meet the stars in the photography world, face-to-face at exhibitions, lectures or even in the festival pub. But Nordic Light is also not only attractive to people in the photography business or people interested in photography. Nordic Light is pretty much about the eye opening meetings between people; between artists and audience, between amateurs and professionals. It’s about exchanging stories and experiences. And all of this surrounded by the beautiful blue light of the Atlantic Ocean.  Nordic Light 2018: 25-29 April in Kristiansund, Norway.  Photographers in attendance: Andres Serrano, Joyce Tenneson, Olivia Parker, Steve Pyke, Joey L,. Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen, Massimo Leardini, Linda Connor, Akseli Valmunen, Andrea Gjestvang, Pål Laukli and many  more.  website
Musée Picasso The ¡ Picasso ! anniversary exhibition presented on the five floors of Hôtel Salé illustrates the continuity and deep unity of the collection and the history of the museum. The Musée National Picasso-Paris has the world’s largest public collection of Pablo Picasso’s work, covering all his creative periods and all fields, including “Picasso’s Picassos” straight from the artist’s studio. Pablo Picasso’s personal archives and the museum’s archives are at the heart of this exhibition project. They echo the masterpieces and, as most of them have never been exhibited before, give a different interpretation of the life, creative process and circulation of the master’s artworks A large visual collage invites visitors to go on a tour of the five floors of Hôtel Salé starting with the history of the museum (basement), discover a chronological presentation of the major works (ground floor and 1st floor), then “Pablo Picasso – public figure” (2nd floor), and meet the “private Picasso” (3rd floor). This is a contemporary interpretation of Picasso’s works that alternates between rooms featuring dense displays and more intimate sequences. The exhibition at a glance : 4 distinct parts: the history of the museum, the collection masterpieces, Picasso the public figure, Picasso the private figure – 105 paintings (including 86 by Picasso) – 92 sculptures (85 by Picasso) including 22 ceramic pieces, 13 objects and 1 textile artwork – 192 graphic artworks (186 by Picasso) including 94 illustrations, 20 sketch books, 10 illustrated books, 62 prints and et 6 print matrices – 190 photographs – 1 contemporary installation – 4 films and about 30 INA extracts – 314 archives including 223 documents and correspondences, 38 periodicals, 31 publications and 22 objects website
KYOTOGRAPHIE KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, Japan and has a style that is unique in Asia. In 2016, 17 Exhibitions will be spread across the city in various traditional Japanese and contemporary architecture, accompanied by innovative scenography. The exhibitions & events create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 157,000 visitors from across Japan and overseas in three editions since 2013. KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 theme is “Circle of Life”. The Circle is the ultimate system, representing the birth, life, and death of all Nature’s creations. Everything is connected to this circle, intersecting and expanding. Creating a powerful pattern, showing us the fragility and beauty of our existence. Through our exhibitions everyone is invited to imagine their own role in the great ‘Circle of Life’. KG? is the satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE and aim at showcasing up-and-coming photographers and curators. As the satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE, this event serves as a meeting spot for photographers, curators, gallerists and special guests from around the world seeking to exchange information. For this 4th edition in 2016, KG+ aim is to give new talent from Japan an international stage and to welcome international photographers from across the globe. Additionally, one of its main goals is to make photographic expression more accessible; to make the exhibits relate to people’s lives. The various venues throughout Kyoto city help to connect local communities and cultivate cultural exchange and discoveries. Each year an emerging artist from KG? is nominated for the KG?AWARD by Grand Marble. The winner will be granted an exhibition at the 2017 KYOTOGRAPHIE festival. website
RMMRN Réunion des musées métropolitains Rouen Normandie Since January 1st, 2016, nine museums met under the aegis of the Metropolis Rouen Normandy in Rouen, the museum of the Fine art, museum of natural history, the museum of Ceramics, the Secq des Tournelles museum, museum of Antiquities and Joan of Arc Tower, to Elbeuf the Factory of the knowledges, in Petit Couronne the Pierre Corneille museum and to Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville the Vallois ropeworks museum. This initiative aims at protecting the heritage existing for the future generations, but also to revisit him, to emphasize him patiently, and so to renew ceaselessly the desire, the pleasure, the curiosity, the rise which we win to frequent these exceptional heritage. In each of these establishments conjugates at the same time the big History and that of its territory. We take up with the encyclopedic knowlege there which is originally even of the notion of museum, but also the unique testimonies of the genius of the great masters as that of the anonymous craftsmen. So many places to get fresh ideas, to stimulate the imagination and the creativity, to understand the evolution of companies and go back to the sources of the big debates of the contemporary world. Because these treasures of the Metropolis Rouen Normandy, collected and protected through centuries, have a universal value, the access to the permanent collections is from now on free, for all, all year long. In it is added a rich programming of exhibitions temporary as that visible until September 26th, 2016 to the Museum of the Fine art of Rouen : scenes from impressionist life. It is around these "scenes" of life and the intimacy that Wipplay and the museum it are associated to throw a big competition photo this summer. website
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