Launched in 2008 on the initiative of the city of Levallois, Photo Levallois returns in November 2011 for its fourth edition, confirming its commitment to contemporary photography in all its forms. From its beginning, the festival has been open to evolutions in photography without however favouring a particular trend, in order to respect photography’s plurality and richness, by according importance to young generations and to exchanges with the other creative domains. Internationally recognized, emerging artists as well as amateur photographers, all have a place in an event which gathers together major currents of contemporary photography.
In today’s rich photography scene, Photo Levallois intends to stand out through its international dimension, the boldness of its choices and its accessibility to the widest public possible. Following the example of the Levallois – Epson 2011 Photography Prize whose influence today is international, since its beginnings the festival has been open to artists from all over the world and to most new proposals.
This year, the 5 Photo Levallois exhibitions of are in three different locations and favour complementarity.
Every year a well known artist is welcomed in the Salons d’Honneur of the Town Hall for a large scale exhibition based on a set of new works. After Rip Hopkins ( 2008 ), Xavier Zimmermann ( 2009 ) and Manuela Marques ( 2010 ), Reiner Riedler, major figure of the new European documentary photography has place of honor in Photo Levallois in 2011.
Close by and outdoors in the public space, Mathieu Tonetti‘s images evoke the vision of Los Angeles bathed in an atmosphere of science fiction.
As every year, the Escale gallery features the Levallois – Epson 2011 Photography Prize winners: Alexander Gronsky, Nathalie Mohadjer, Loïc Molon and the duet The Blood Next Door : a glimpse of young international photographic creation.
The Gustave Eiffel media library, which was inaugurated last spring, is new to the 2011 festival. It offers to the shows a field of experimentation at the margins of the medium of photography with an in situ installation realized by Gabriel Desplanque and Camille Debray.
Finally, as every year, the Levallois Photo – Club completes this program, with a collective thematic exhibition in the Town Hall cloister.
Photo Levallois – november 4th au decembre 17th
Free entrance to all the exhibitions.
Town Hall Salons d’Honneur,
cloister and gardens.
Place de la République – Levallois
Opening hours: from 8:30 am till 6 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am till 7 pm on Thursdays from 9 am till 6 pm on Saturdays
Gardens are open 24/24
Exhibitions Reiner Riedler – from November 25th till December 17th
Photoclub of Levallois – from December 2nd till December 17th
Mathieu Tonetti (outdoors: open 24 hours a day) – from November 4th till December 17th
M° Line 3 – Anatole France station
L’Escale Gallery 25, rue de la Gare – Levallois
Opening hours: from 10 am till 7 pm from Monday to Friday
Saturday from 10 am till 6 pm
Levallois – Epson 2011 Photography Prize winner and Special Mentions exhibitions. Alexander Gronsky – Nathalie Mohadjer – Loïc Molon – The Blood Next Door
From November 4th till December 17th.
M° Line 3 – Anatole France station – then 10 minutes on foot
SNCF Clichy-Levallois station – 5 minutes away
Gustave Eiffel media library
111 rue Jean Jaurès Levallois
Opening hours: from 1 pm till 7 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m – 12:30 a.m and 2 p.m – 6 p.m on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:30 p.m – 6:30 pm on Sunday, November 6th , 20th and 27th and on Sunday, December 4th and 11th
Exhibition Gabriel Desplanque & Camille Debray – from November 4th till December 17th
M° Line 3 Louise Michel station Bus 174 – 53 (the closest)
SNCF Station Clichy – Levallois