African photography is celebrated at the La Gacilly festival in Britanny, France. From June 3rd to September 2nd, the fourteenth edition of the festival La Gacilly (Morbihan) presents two central themes: African photography and Man-animal: face-to-face. The founder of the festival and mayor of La Gacilly, Jacques Rocher and the President of the Auguste Condray Festival, have invited in streets of the city and its gardens the very best of contemporary African photography. Last year, almost 400,000 visitors visited the Breton village.
Thought not as a homogeneous ensemble, but as a mirror of representations, artistic gestures, individual or collective practices of the African continent, the selection is made with genuine. We find the very talented Girma Berta and his street photography capturing Addis Ababa, the Congolese kings of the sape taken by Baudoin Mouanda, the plasticity of Aïda Muluneh or Nigerian photo-journalism Akintude Akinleye and his report against oil pollution and its over-exploitation. We should also mention Seydoux Keïta, Malick Sidibé, Oumar Victor Diop and François-Xavier Gbré, all of whom are well-known of the European public.
La Gacilly festival
From 3 June to 2 September
La Gacilly – Morbihan, 56200