The 19th edition of La Gacilly Photo Festival focuses on Eastern photography from June 1 to September 30, 2022.
Founded in 2004, the La Gacilly Photo Festival invites you on an immersive photographic experience as you stroll around 20 or so open-air galleries presenting the very best in contemporary photographic creation that questions our relationship with our world and our natural environment.
Photographs adorn the streets, gardens and alleys of La Gacilly, whose outstanding built and natural heritage provides a perfect backdrop to the thousand or so images on display. Public space becomes a stage, shared and open to all, free of charge.
Two themes are addressed each year, one focused on contemporary creation specific to one country or continent. The works of four Iranian photographers are on view at the 19th edition of the La Gacilly Festival Visions of the East, such as Hashem Shakeri, Maryam Firoozi, Ebrahim Norouzi and Gohar Dashti.Throughout 22 exhibition across the city streets and gardens, this festival will put the spotlight on Iran, Afghanistan and France.
Also,There is also a section entitled "Light and Shadow" dedicated to the works of Abbas Attar. In 2018, photography lost one of its greatest figures. Abbas Attar, was a man of few words but of 1001 images.
La Gacilly Photo Festival is thus honoured to present, in collaboration with his family, a major retrospective of his work. His journalistic output will stand alongside lesser-known, more contemplative shots taken by Abbas of people and their environment. This exhibition of black and white photography presents incessant collisions between reality and myth, derision and fanaticism, chaos and beauty, gentleness and sadness, and shadow and light.