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Lille: France(s) Territoire Liquide


This is the final weekend to see the exhibition France(s), territoire liquide at the Tri Postal de Lille as part of the Transphotographiques festival. 

France(s), territoire liquide is a collaborative project with 40 photographers undertaking photographic research on the new French landscape.

Three major missions have marked the history of landscape photography: the Heliographic mission (1852), the American Farm Security Administration (1935) and the DATAR (1985). By their size and quality, these three projects put the world of photography in movement and gave birth to a new generation of photographers. In late 2010, four photographers realized that the DATAR project of photographing French territory only resulted in a single edition. It is in this tradition, and with the aim of developing a collective and subjective culture of the landscape, in order to better understand what is at stake and how it has transformed, that this new mission was born.

The first challenge was to bring together a group of photographers who have already worked on the French landscape. Gradually, each one chose his or her own territory, mode of exploration and photographic technique. The photographers were given carte blanche in the production of their work.

Starting with four founding photographers—Jérôme Brezillon, Frédéric Delangle, Cédric Delsaux and Patrick Messina—today France(s) Territoire Liquide has around forty involved photographers: Guillaume Amat, Brigitte Bauer, Emmanuelle Blanc, Guillaume Bonnel, Aglaé Bory, Michel Bousquet, Jérôme Brezillon, Elina Brotherus, Thibault Brunet, Jean-Philippe Carre, Julien Chapsal, Florence Chevallier, Gilles Coulon, Geoffroy de Boismenu, Yann Defareins, François Deladerriere, Léo Delafontaine, Frédéric Delangle, Cédric Delsaux, Bertrand Desprez, Favret/Manez, Olivia Froudkine, Marion Gambin, Sophie Hatier, Claudia Imbert, Fred Jourda, Julien Magre, Guillaume Martial, Geoffroy Mathieu, Patrick Messina, Albin Millot, Olivier Nord, Antoine Picard, Joffrey Pleignet, Bernard Plossu, Aude Sirvain, Marie Sommer, Bertrand Stofleth, Ambroise Tezenas, Laure Vasconi, Emilie Vialet, Beatrix Von Conta and Pierre Witt.

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