La programmation

15 July
 au 
30 September
2020

The editings

Cyril Drouhet, Exhibition Curator at La Gacilly Photo Festival

THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA

“Man’s hope is his reason to live,” André Malraux

Sadly, the worldwide health crisis has brutally disrupted our Festival. No one could have foreseen these events. Last January, an ill wind blew through China. It then swept across the world to Milan, Madrid, London, Paris and New York, locking down Asia then Europe and finally the entire planet, bringing anguish and pain in its gloomy wake.

Time was suspended as whole countries came to a standstill, forced into a deadlock by an invisible enemy. We were forced into confinement, to remain within our four walls in an unaccustomed life of seclusion. As lives were broken, we were compelled to rediscover wisdom, humility, trust and unwavering hope. City-dwellers came out onto their balconies and looked down unbelievingly on the deserted streets, while in the countryside, we rediscovered the inspiring beauty of the natural world.

Not once, even during the darkest hours, did we think about cancelling our Festival.

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THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA

“Man’s hope is his reason to live,” André Malraux

Sadly, the worldwide health crisis has brutally disrupted our Festival. No one could have foreseen these events. Last January, an ill wind blew through China. It then swept across the world to Milan, Madrid, London, Paris and New York, locking down Asia then Europe and finally the entire planet, bringing anguish and pain in its gloomy wake.…
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ALIVE

From our eternally mysterious single-celled ancestor, a whole web of plant, fungal and animal life forms has developed, whose vital energy and creativity have resulted in a variety of creatures that surpass the realms of the imagination.

We live in a global context of climate change, social crisis and a living world in decline. Anthropocene or capitalocene: regardless of the name we give the era, our production and consumption models are being decried. We need to (re-)act and (re-)think our relationships with our…
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A PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL WITH A MISSION

Since its inception in 2004, the La Gacilly Photo Festival has gained recognition for its commitment to the major environmental challenges facing our societies. As a highly unique medium working to raise the alarm and propose solutions, we have restated our commitment to playing a key role in the ecological and societal transition at our recent press conferences. That was just a few weeks ago and at that time, little did we know that now, more than ever, we would need to honour to those commitments.

COVID-19 has hurled us into the unknown. It is forcing us to push beyond boundaries to test the range of possibilities and…
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A committed Festival that brings people together

2020 appears to be one of those decisive moments that turn an event into the dawn of a new era, with a before and an after that forces us to invent new models.

In this unprecedented context, everyone at the La Gacilly Photo Festival has done their utmost to make this 17th annual event feasible from a technical, financial and public health point of view.

The current situation has severely affected and disrupted the roll-out of the Festival. The programme has been streamlined and the layout and design simplified and adapted to comply with the preventive measures recommended as France begins to ease its lockdown restrictions. Visitors are asked to follow a certain itinerary around the village to maximise safety and ensure peace of mind. We are calling on their sense of civic duty, and know we can count on them. Together with our visitors and with all the Festival’s public and private partners, we have had to act and react quickly to secure the success we are all striving for.

Well aware of the impact that the La Gacilly Photo Festival has on the area in terms of tourist appeal and…
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La commande
Emmanuel Berthier_FestivalPhotoLaGacilly2020
Preserving Biodiversity France - Born in 1978

Nature needs space and time to blossom, regenerate and establish itself in the long term. Nature reserves are refuges of biodiversity that were set up by the public authorities in France to protect and observe the fauna and flora that have been damaged by urbanisation, land division or the total decline of ecosystems.
Morbihan has five official nature reserves within its boundaries, constituting five precious sanctuaries for wildlife that we have decided to explore, observe and study, with support from the Departmental Council. Emmanuel Berthier is a trained naturalist who lives on the Gulf of Morbihan coast. He is passionate about these sensory areas, where humans are never more than a passing guest. From the mists of winter through to the first blooms of spring, he spent time observing this unspoilt nature, visiting the Moors of Monteneuf, the Loc’h ponds in Guidel, the marshes of Séné, the island of Groix and the area around the lake of Guerlédan, with its moors and forests. His photography reveals the wild and fragile life in a Brittany that is concerned about its future.

Photographic commission supported by the Morbihan Departmental Council.
Emmanuel Berthier_FestivalPhotoLaGacilly2020
Preserving Biodiversity France - Born in 1978

Nature needs space and time to blossom, regenerate and establish itself in the long term. Nature reserves are refuges of biodiversity that were set up by the public authorities in France to protect and observe the fauna and flora that have been damaged by urbanisation, land division or the total decline of ecosystems.
Morbihan has five official nature reserves within its boundaries, constituting five precious sanctuaries for wildlife that we have decided to explore, observe and study, with support from the Departmental Council. Emmanuel Berthier is a trained naturalist who lives on the Gulf of Morbihan coast. He is passionate about these sensory areas, where humans are never more than a passing guest. From the mists of winter through to the first blooms of spring, he spent time observing this unspoilt nature, visiting the Moors of Monteneuf, the Loc’h ponds in Guidel, the marshes of Séné, the island of Groix and the area around the lake of Guerlédan, with its moors and forests. His photography reveals the wild and fragile life in a Brittany that is concerned about its future.

Photographic commission supported by the Morbihan Departmental Council.