Created in 2010 on the initiative of the City of Deauville, the Planches Contact Festival invites a selection of photographers in residence each year, inviting them to take a unique look at Deauville and the surrounding area... 

This festival of photographic creations - recently opened to video - is presented in five parts: the exhibitions of the photographers in residence, the exhibitions of the guest photographers, the Tremplin Jeunes Talents, the photo4food photographers' exhibitions and the Longines 25th Hour Photo Competition.

Georges Rousse

Guest photographers in residence

With the founding idea of giving priority to creative residencies and public commissions, Planches Contact's theme is the exploration and restitution of all that constitutes the identity factors of a town and the surrounding territory. Year after year, the photographers look at Deauville and the region and exhibit their singular vision. 

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The invited photographers

The guest photographers of the Planches Contact Festival exhibit their work made elsewhere or in other temporalities. In echo to the festival, their photographic work adds other ways of looking at the world. We will see Raymond Depardon on the beach of Deauville with images of the French coastline, or a trip on Route 66 by Jessica Lange.

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The photographers of the Photo4food foundation

Partner of the festival for three years, the young foundation Photo4food committed to the promotion of photography and the fight against poverty, exhibits every year five photographers of its choice at the Festival Planche(s) Contact. They follow the same path as the photographers invited in residence. Their photos of Normandy are then sold during an auction evening to benefit the French Red Cross of the Côte Fleurie.

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The Young Talents Springboard

A constant in all of Deauville's cultural festivals, support for young talent is reflected in Planches Contact's competition, which has been open from the outset to students of European photography schools, and then to young photographers of all backgrounds. Hosted in residence in Deauville, they produce a photographic work on the city, presented to the public during the Festival and submitted to the vote of image professionals and the public, the Festival jury, chaired by Sarah Moon.


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The Longines 25th Hour Competition

Associated with the Planches Contact Festival, the Longines 25th Hour Competition is open to everyone on the night of the last Saturday in October, on the occasion of the changeover to winter time. 

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