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31 October
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2021

The editorials

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Cyril Drouhet, Exhibition Curator at La Gacilly Photo Festival

Re-enchanting our lives

“The future is not what will happen, but what we will do.” Henri Bergson

Could we have imagined, even for an instant, that our lives would suddenly be put on hold, that our societies would be brought to a dramatic halt in their rush towards an often unchecked modernity? The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down. Nothing has gone to plan since the beginning of 2020. Millions of lives have been lost, the global economy is experiencing its worst recession since the Great Crash of 1929, cultural events have been sidelined and every one of us has been stripped of our most fundamental freedoms to move and meet up as we please, to hug our loved ones, to enjoy the great outdoors… quite simply, to live a normal life. Our social lives have slowly been whittled down to our inner family circles.

Yet the lockdown measures introduced to combat the spread of the virus have, paradoxically, hinted at the possibility of a brighter future. The sudden suspension of economic activity in the name of public health has also revealed the strength of utopias: the disaster currently underway highlights the fragility of a system formed by interconnected social structures, our productive system and the biosphere. A desire for solidarity has emerged, and we now know that we can orchestrate change at any time and forge awareness from a catastrophe. This is true of our relationship with nature, and it is the message that we have always aimed to convey since the very first La Gacilly Photo Festival: using images to showcase the precarious beauty of our Earth through the visions of artists.

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COMING TOGETHER

The La Gacilly Photo Festival is a sort of space-time continuum where distances are overcome by the photographers, visitors and everyone else involved in the event. Where borders are forgotten as visions from all around the world are shared, unique views that move us and take us beyond the scope of our own thoughts.

Our exhibitions, accessible to all, are…
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FINDING MEANING, FINDING SOCIETY

The La Gacilly Photo Festival is a landmark event, a kind of territorial creation that reveals emotions and generates meaning, hand-crafted by qualified, committed, inquiring and warm people who are driven by passion. High standards, truth, generosity and accessibility are its guiding principles. But it is also about plurality, mixed viewpoints, and the diversity of the approaches and visions of our guest photographers.

Moving, informing and mobilising as many people as possible around environmental and societal issues is our mission. Each year, true to our ‘People & Nature’ rationale, we tackle new themes that reflect the latest societal trends. Over time, we have built up an editorial database. This is our intangible cultural heritage, which we have chosen to share with you.

A world that wants to get better is a world that takes action with its eyes wide open. Of that, we are convinced. And it is for this very essential reason that we endeavour to exhibit the best at La Gacilly every year. Some images are tragic, others are simply wonderful, but they all encourage us to change our perspectives and…
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The Importance of Being Present

We are convinced that culture breeds a sense of community, along with an understanding of others and ourselves. As a result, the municipal team in La Gacilly and I are deeply committed to the area’s cultural life, and we actively support the initiatives of local associations and their volunteers.

Every year for the past 17 years, over 300,000 visitors…
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Re-enchanting our lives

“The future is not what will happen, but what we will do.” Henri Bergson

Could we have imagined, even for an instant, that our lives would suddenly be put on hold, that our societies would be brought to a dramatic…
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Photographic commissions
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Creations We live in an age of disruption. This extraordinary, brutal year, marked by an unprecedented global health crisis, has sown the seeds of radical change in the way we understand the modern world and in our consumer habits. Our economy will now be subject to new constraints, and new hopes too. Taking care of our planet, looking for new clean sources of energy, buying locally produced goods, placing our trust in the collective, moving forwards together, and better understanding the benefits that the digital and technological revolution brings in a world that is emerging from lockdown to establish a new future: change is imperative if we want to bring joy back into our lives.
Many economic stakeholders and representatives of civil society refuse to give up and continue to defy obstacles one after the other to anticipate our future needs: innovation is both their watchword and their source of inspiration. Florence Joubert is a photographer based in Brest in western France. She trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and enjoys exploring different professional worlds through her photography. She is equally at ease with the art of portraiture as she is with landscapes, creating a soft intimacy with the subjects she captures. In recent months, she has taken to the roads of the Morbihan region of France to meet these innovators, these women and men concerned about a sustainable society. These pioneers include a nursery with an educational project focused on the natural world, a former medical representative now working to support local production, and an agri-food company promoting quality and direct sales. All testify to the excellence on offer in Morbihan and all are perfect ambassadors of a region that is looking to the world of tomorrow.

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Creations We live in an age of disruption. This extraordinary, brutal year, marked by an unprecedented global health crisis, has sown the seeds of radical change in the way we understand the modern world and in our consumer habits. Our economy will now be subject to new constraints, and new hopes too. Taking care of our planet, looking for new clean sources of energy, buying locally produced goods, placing our trust in the collective, moving forwards together, and better understanding the benefits that the digital and technological revolution brings in a world that is emerging from lockdown to establish a new future: change is imperative if we want to bring joy back into our lives.
Many economic stakeholders and representatives of civil society refuse to give up and continue to defy obstacles one after the other to anticipate our future needs: innovation is both their watchword and their source of inspiration. Florence Joubert is a photographer based in Brest in western France. She trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and enjoys exploring different professional worlds through her photography. She is equally at ease with the art of portraiture as she is with landscapes, creating a soft intimacy with the subjects she captures. In recent months, she has taken to the roads of the Morbihan region of France to meet these innovators, these women and men concerned about a sustainable society. These pioneers include a nursery with an educational project focused on the natural world, a former medical representative now working to support local production, and an agri-food company promoting quality and direct sales. All testify to the excellence on offer in Morbihan and all are perfect ambassadors of a region that is looking to the world of tomorrow.

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