Every year, the Planches Contact Festival promotes young photographic creation through the Tremplin Jeunes Talents programme. Five photographers are selected by a jury of image professionals to benefit from a creative residency in Deauville and specific support. Applications are open for the 2022 edition of the festival until 5 January 2022.
The Planches Contact Young Talent Springboard selects five photographers at the beginning of their careers for several weeks of creative residency in Deauville, during which they work on a personal project linked to the Normandy region, with a view to an exhibition to be presented at the next edition of Planches Contact. The five participants will be awarded a grant to produce their series and will be accompanied in their journey by the festival team.
They will also compete for the Jury Prize and the Public Prize of Planches Contact.
Supporting emerging photographers has been in the festival’s DNA since its creation and is growing every year, offering a significant amount of visibility to their work. For the first time, the festival is also open to video projects.
During their residency, they will also benefit from the simultaneous presence in residence of the festival’s guest photographers, as well as from the advice and support of the artistic direction. The five candidates will be selected on the basis of a dossier. A note of intent, as well as a portfolio of previous work, constitute the application file to be submitted to the Planches Contact jury.
The five winning photographers will receive a grant of 4000€, dedicated to the creation and production of the work that will be exhibited in the autumn of 2022. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the festival. At the end of the exhibitions, a selection of five photographs will join the collection of the Franciscaines and the City of Deauville.
How to apply?
The call for applications is aimed at photographers at the beginning of their career. Participation is free of charge and open to all photographers, with no obligation as to educational background, references or experience. Applicants must:
> Be available to do a location scouting and at least one residency in Deauville, between February and June 2022 inclusive.
> CV (including your personal details: telephone number, email and postal address, date of birth)
> A note of intent presenting your initial thoughts on the project.
> A portfolio of your previous series (one to three series of a dozen images each).
Deadline for applications: 05 January 2022
Jury deliberation and announcement of the winners: end of January 2022
President : Sarah Moon, photographer and director
Assisted by Alain Genestar (General Manager of Polka Magazine and vice-president of the jury), Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville), Edouard Carmignac (Carmignac Foundation), Lionel Charrier (photo editor of Libération), Babeth Djian (editorial director of Numéro), Thierry Grillet (essayist and writer, former cultural director of the Bibliothèque nationale de France), Julien Guerrier (director of Éditions Louis Vuitton), Marin Karmitz (founder of MK2 cinemas), Anne Lacoste (director of the Institut pour la Photographie des Hauts de France), Laura Serani (artistic director of Planches Contact).
APPLICATION WILL CLOSE O JANUARY 5th 2022 (Midnight)
By mail > [email protected]
Subject: Application for the “Tremplin Jeunes Talents” (pdf format, can be sent by WeTransfer)
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Festival Planches Contact – Tremplin Jeunes Talents 145B Avenue de la République – 14800 Deauville
Planches Contact, France
Festival Planches Contact - Tremplin Jeunes Talents 145B Avenue de la République - 14800 Deauville
October 23, 2021 to January 05, 2022