Lorenzo Castore

Photographer invited to the planks contact festival 2020

Lorenzo Castore

Guest at the 2020 Contact Plates Festival

Born in Florence in 1973, Lorenzo CASTORE is one of the most brilliant photographers of his generation. A significant representative of the new documentary photography, he tells the world with a special sensitivity and an original language. Author of numerous books and exhibitions, he is represented in Paris by the Folia gallery. In residence, he would like to explore Deauville from the inside by closely following some symbolic characters, such as a young couple, operators of the horse world, etc.  

After a childhood in Rome, Lorenzo Castore lived in New York working for the production company of Bob Seligman and it was there that he began to practice street photography. Back in Rome, he studied law and continued to photograph. Trips to India will mark an important step in his journey as will the discovery of the exhibition exiles by Josef Koudelka. Since then, through his numerous trips from Kosovo to Cuba via Poland, he will develop his deep interest in engaged subjects and a particular gaze capable of drawing as much on color as on black and white to translate real situations and subjective perceptions. In the early 2000s, Lorenzo Castore joined the Agence / Galerie VU 'in Paris, he began to exhibit, publish and win prizes regularly. Among his many books Nero, Paradiso, Ewa and Piotr, Ultimo Domicilio et Present tense. In 2018, the Festival Images Vevey in Switzerland devoted a major exhibition to him and he participated in two collectives 100 years of Leica in Rome and Eyes Wild Open in Brussels.
Lorenzo Castore's project for Deauville consisted of spending two weeks in symbiosis with two young lovers of eighteen, who live between Caen and Trouville, living alongside them every moment of their day to tell directly and without pause their reality, for a limited but absolute time. Théo and Salomé, at the center of the project, are two "normal and ordinary" young people, in the best sense of the word. They live their lives together and together they try to project themselves into a possible tomorrow.
Lorenzo Castore writes: "I hope to succeed in doing an open work towards the future, against the cynicism and the lack of perspective of many young people today. I would like this peripheral normality, inspire potentiality and dreams, by managing to transform the banal into exceptional. "
His work is done in black and white and color, accompanied by short Super8 films. Théo and Salomé contributed with texts.


Exhibition from October 17 to January 3, 2020 - Large basin, adjoining Place Claude Lelouch, in front of the Municipal Tennis.


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