A few words from the artistic directors
« 700 applications, more than 10 000 photographs, 71 nationalities, more than 400 projects by women….This is plenty of food for those who are delighted by numbers.
Seen from a photographic point of view, the analysis is more complex ! How one couldn’t underline the dominant presence of documentary photography, a remarkable presence of still life, a dialectical issue of black and white and colour. The selection has been made according to respect these tendancies uncompromisingly. The 15 shortlisted are a fair representation of the whole of submissions.
A troubled melancholia threads its way through this generation ; they offer a distant and committed vision of the world they are discovering. All of these photographers have a particular attention for the form they develop to deal with the topic. That is perfectly right because it underlines the importance we attach to photography and its writings. »
Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez - Galerie Le Réverbère