It is with joy that we accepted the invitation of Catherine Valentini, organizer of the 2020 PHOTOMAGE festival – Rendez-vous photographiques Aquitains, which presents for its fourth edition, no less than 10 photo exhibitions spread over three separate locations in New – Aquitaine.
Thus the first session will present throughout the month of July at L’ANGLE, the photographs from the series “The blue of the sky in black” by Frédéric Desmesure, and “Timeless Península Ibérica,between profane and sacred – opus # 2” by Jacques Hamel.
Once again, the inauguration of the double exhibition will take place online on the gallery’s Facebook page, on Saturday June 27 at 7 p.m. You will be able to discover the images and chat with the photographers live during the evening.
The double exhibition will then be visible at the gallery until Sunday July 26 at the usual opening hours and under health security conditions.
Expo_021 – “The blue of the sky in black” – Frédéric Desmesure
Find the words to say, photograph to see.
Frédéric Desmesure uses photography for what it is, for its keenness to show the world. More prosaically, he wonders about humans … and the world with as much amazement as disgust, admiration as fear, joy as sadness. He develops an existential documentary photography, primarily for him: to live, learn, understand then – if possible – translate the flow of his collected images and absorbed emotions to ultimately share a point of view.
In 1991, he was part of the Charles Nègre class at the Arles ENP. From there, he entered the “real” life of a photographer: commissioned portrait and reportage for the press or corporate with the agency Editing, then Signatures and finally Hans Lucas. His interest in other artistic forms led him to photograph in the field of the living arts. In charge of the artistic direction (2014/19) of the Maison de la Photographie des Landes in Labouheyre on the Land [scape] project, he organizes as a curator of residences in the Hautes Landes territory, that of the 19th century photographer century: Félix Arnaudin, with the aim of creating, at the start of the 21st century, a rich, varied and singular corpus of photographs with the gaze of different photographers.
Frédéric Desmesure was born in 1964 in Talence, lives in Paris, Bordeaux and Guéthary (64).
Expo_022 – “Timeless Península Ibérica, between profane and sacred # opus2” – Jacques Hamel
“The Iberian Peninsula is a land of celebration, whether religious or pagan. Traditional carnivals, pilgrimages and celebrations follow one another throughout the year. The images are abundant and strong, but the photographer’s work is not made any easier. Manhandled like a wisp of straw in this flood of madness, he must choose and maintain his course. Jacques Hamel knows it, he who worked for ten years in the field and in his laboratory, combining observation and technique, to lead to this selection of breathtaking photographs … ” Martine Lafon-Baillou, novelist
Originating from Normandy, Jacques Hamel settled in the South West thirty-five years ago, he currently lives in the Landes in Dax. In 1982, a simple identity photo revealed part of his own story. This trigger will make him discover the photographic art and will mark the beginning of a passion satiated, at first, in self-taught. Today, Jacques Hamel’s quest regularly takes him to the depths of the Iberian Peninsula. His photographs and more particularly two of his series, “Arte Xávega, traditional sea fishing in Portugal” and “Timeless Península Ibérica, between profane and sacred” have been exhibited in France, Spain, Portugal and in numerous festivals.
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