With its impressive number of visitors close to 400,000, La Gacilly, in Brittany, France, is establishing itself as one of the essential photography events. This year, the Breton festival celebrates Africa with a program gathering major historical figures and contemporary artists. To name a few: the Malians Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé, and the Senegalese Mama Casset and Oumar Ly. On the contemporary side: Omar Victor Diop and Baudoin Mouanda renew the art of the portrait, and Sammy Baloji focuses on remembering the colonial period. La Gacilly, which holds its exhibitions outdoors, is also a nature festival. This year, the festival will present L’homme-animal : le face-à-face (Man-Animal: The Face to Face) with images by Elliott Erwitt (who often photographs dogs), Eric Pillot’s series In Situ, Michel Vanden Eechhoudt’s Zoologies, Brent Stirton’s Extinctions, and many others. In total, there are sixteen exhibitions on the theme of Africa and twelve for L’homme-animal : le face-à-face, to which three exhibitions are added on environmental issues.
14th Festival Photo La Gacilly, I love Africa, L’homme-animal : le face-à-face
From June 3 through September 30, 2017
In the three townships of Glénac, La Chapelle Gaceline and La Gacilly