DEAUVILLE > October 17th to January 3rd

Planche(s) contact, a festival of photographic creation, presents the works of photographers invited in residence in Deauville to match their photographic universe with the city. Year after year, the festival has been arousing and combining the glances of famous photographers, emerging artists and young talents.

Since it was founded in 1860, Deauville has been the protagonist of many photographic sessions. The Seeberger brothers, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Roger Schall, Willy Rizzo, Robert Capa, Emeric Feher, Gisèle Freund, Henri Cartier Bresson, the photographers of Magnum, Robert Doisneau, Peter Lindbergh and the greatest fashion photographers roamed it and were inspired by it. To keep telling about the city, write new pages of culture in Deauville and create an unprecedented collection, the city decided to launch Planche(s) Contact, a photographic festival, in 2010. Photography finds its expression among music, literature and cinema. Every year, an order is submitted to photographers that come to share their own vision of the city and exhibit their works about Deauville.

The Festival is organized around five sections: the Guest photographers, the Young talent springboard, the Carte blanche, the Beach monumental exhibition and the Off. Sharing and talking with the inhabitants of Deauville is fundamental for the work of photographers. The inhabitants may share with the them their passions, guide them or pose for them. And all of them come - on the scheduled day - to see how photographers coming from all over the world perceive and reproduce in pictures their life and the memories of their city.

The program of the Festival includes further events, among them the Longines 25th Hour Photographic Contest, held when switching to winter time. Workshops, masterclasses, portfolio sessions, round tables, educational workshops and much more events are organized on this occasion.


Program available soon