Planches Contact – Festival Of Photography In Deauville

Planches Contact – Festival Of Photography In Deauville

Planches Contact was founded with the idea of encouraging creative residencies as well as public commissions. Its focus is on the exploration and reproduction all that makes up the identity of a place and its surroundings. Deauville and the surrounding area are captured by photographers every year. Each year they present their unique vision. This year’s photographers include Anne-Lise brayer, Baudouin mound, Joan Fontcuberta and Pilar Rosado.

Planches Contact is a Deauville photography festival that was established in 2010. It has been a major event in photography and cultural life. The festival is based on the principle that public commissions are in the area and invites well-known and emerging photographers from around the world to accept residencies during the year. The work of the photographers is then displayed in an open-air series at various locations around the town. Since this year, it has been included in a major exhibit at the Franciscaines.

Planches Contact Festival encourages and facilitates new work creation and participates in the subjective documentation by artists of the development of the territory. It also contributes to the creation of a significant collection of contemporary photographs of Deauville that are now preserved at the Franciscans.

This edition will be redesigned in the context of the pandemic. It will be under the sign of travel and will give prominence to moving images with projections and co-production of films. Bruno Moinard, a prominent figure in interior architecture as well as scenography, has signed the scenography for the exhibitions this year. These photographic journeys, which are imaginative, sentimental and literary, will show a fictional map of Normandy. “They will take us to other places through the eyes of the 21 photographers who were invited this year,” Laura Serani, festival artistic director.