Festival Photo La Gacilly 2017, 3 giugno - 30 settembre 2017. Foto: A man rinses soot from his face at the scene of a gas pipeline explosion near Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos in this December 26, 2006 file photo. Up to 500 people were burned alive when fuel from a vandalised pipeline exploded in Nigeria's largest city. Hundreds of residents of the Abule Egba district went to scoop fuel using plastic containers after thieves punctured the underground pipeline overnight to siphon fuel into a road tanker, locals said.© Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters.

Festival Photo La Gacilly 2017

The La Gacilly Photo Festival has reached its 14th edition, confirming it, as proudly proclaimed by its own organisers, as the largest outdoor photography event in France. La Gacilly is a delightful Breton town with a population of just 4000 inhabitants. This figure, apparently irrelevant, becomes particularly significant as it relates to the organisers forecast on the number of visitors. Based on previous editions, around 400,000 visitors are expected to attend the Festival, something like a hundred times the resident population.
The 2017 edition takes place from 3rd June to 30th September and is focused on three thematic themes: La photographie africaine, which features seventeen exhibitions dedicated to the study of the relationship between the medium and African cultures, Homme - Animal: le face-à-face, focusing on the reflection that our society imposes on the relationship with animals and, finally, Enjeux Environnementaux, the section that includes three exhibitions dedicated to environmental issues.
As always the device of the set-up that uses with intelligence the urban and environmental characteristics of La Gacilly is interesting, bringing them together in the Breton territory, thanks to the provision of ad hoc exhibition modalities, even far away cultures which express and explain themselves through images.

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Ed Alcock - CDT 56, Aurélie Forges, fauconnière au Parc zoologique du château de Branféré à Le Guerno. From the series Entre chien et loup Petites fables du Morbihan. © Ed Alcock - CDT 56 / Agence Myop pour Le Festival Photo La Gacilly 2017Ed Alcock - CDT 56, Aurélie Forges, fauconnière au Parc zoologique du château de Branféré à Le Guerno. From the series Entre chien et loup Petites fables du Morbihan. © Ed Alcock - CDT 56 / Agence Myop pour Le Festival Photo La Gacilly 2017.

Festival Photo La Gacilly 2017 On 3rd June the 14th edition of the Photo Festival La Gacilly opens. The Breton event pays homage this year to sub-Saharan African photography, proposing a focus on the relationship between man and animals. Until September 30th, 2017




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