Five young photographers have been selected from around a hundred candidates to participate in the Louis Roederer Foundation's Young Talents Springboard: Betty Bogaert, Julien Malabry, Nyima Marin, Yoann Olawinski and Felicia Simion to match their photographic universe with one of the many facets of Deauville's identity. The creations made during this residency will be exhibited in Deauville, during the eighth edition of the Festival Planche (s) Contact, from Saturday October 21 to Sunday November 26, 2017.
Selection Board of the Springboard Contact Board (s) 2017:
Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville), Héloïse Conesa (BnF), Babeth Djian (Issue), Alain Genestar (POLKA), Thierry Grillet (BnF), Michel Janneau (Fondation Louis Roederer), Marin Karmitz, Bettina Rheims, Sébastien Ruiz (fonds agnès b.), Raphaëlle Stopin (Pôle Image, Rouen), Aurélie Tisseyre (Mowwgli).


Not from here © Felicia Simion, for Planche (s) Contact 2017, Deauville

Romania, 22 years old

Graduated from the photography and video department of the National School of Arts in Bucharest in 2016, Felicia Simion is the youngest member of the Tremplin Jeunes Talents Planche (s) Contact.
Sensitive personality, lover of art, his photography is available in several parts. First turned to the dreamlike self-portrait, staged, his pursuit of studies at the Faculty of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology also leads him to consider the documentary with more attention. His compositions, imprinted with the traces of the great masters of the genre, reveal a strong and controlled visual identity, between intimate fiction, almost surreal, and documentary.   
Remembering his first photograph - that of his parents on vacation on the beaches of the Black Sea, taken at the age of 13 with what she calls a "small plastic box", Felicia Simion wishes to invest Deauville on a background personal and autobiographical. Between sweet nostalgia and romanticism, sensitivity and femininity, she wishes to relive and transpose this family memory, 18 years later, at the other end of Europe.


Residency dates: June 12 to 29, 2017


At the crossroads of faces © Betty Bogaert, for Contact Board (s), Deauville, 2017


Born in France, lives and works in Canada, 23 years old.

A young 23-year-old photographer, Betty Bogaert divides her life between the French Alps which saw her birth, and Montreal where she currently lives and works. Graduated with a DUT in Multimedia and Internet professions, her interest in image and light leads her to consider photography more carefully.
Lover of travel, Betty Bogaert's photographic practice is part of a documentary vein. Her camera and her moments spent on the roads are initiators of exchanges and sharing that she places at the heart of her images. At the origin of a photograph that she wants intrinsically turned towards the other, her eye constantly focuses on the individual and the way in which each one interacts with his environment. His thoughtful compositions, with controlled colorimetry, are imbued with a gentle humility.  
His series “Vie de Rang” was the subject of an exhibition at the Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, in 2016.


Residence dates: June 12 to 29 and July 17 to 31, 2017

Ephemeral Fevers © Julien Malabry, for Planche (s) Contact 2017, Deauville

France, 36 years old

Son of a soldier, Julien Malabry embraces his photographic practice in the very particular context of his engagement of more than 10 years in the French army. Sharpen his look and his sensitivity to light during his missions, the accuracy of his frontal framing seduced the Festival Selection Committee.
Witness of a world which oscillates between modernity and tradition, his images are supported by a leitmotif assumed, but fought, which affirms that "habit kills the gaze". His photography then becomes the blatant reflection of a silenced abandonment: man ceases to consider the past as part of the present, his gaze loses interest in everyday elements. Julien Malabry questions and thus tries to reverse a particular relationship between man and the world. His photographs, regularly taken in medium format, are bathed in a white light that supports a real force of proposal, in the imposition of forms.


Residency dates: May 9-18 and June 12-29, 2017

The memories of the sailors © Nyima Marin, for Planche (s) Contact 2017, Deauville

Born in Greece, lives and works in Paris, 29 years old

After studying physical sciences, Nyima Marin entered the ENS Louis-Lumière, from which he graduated in 2012. In his early years, his interest and his work for color led him to produce fashion-oriented series, which will notably earn him a nomination among the finalists of the Picto Prize for Fashion Photography in 2015.
Considering photography as the place where form meets memory, Nyima Marin is gradually moving towards more personal and intimate photography. He thereby wishes to question the uncertain position of the image between aesthetic object, work of fiction and intimate document.
These latest photographic proposals remind our minds of the compositions of the Japanese masters of street photography: intense blacks and whites, with a marked grain, supported by compositions and lines of force which energize the images. His practice of color also shows a real interest in the photographic series, of which he controls the course and the atmosphere.


Residency dates: May 9-16 and June 12-21, 2017

To the sea, after which you have to run © Yoann Olawinski, for Planche (s) Contact 2017, Deauville

France, 24 years old

After obtaining his diploma in Corporate Finance in 2016, Yoann Olawinski decides against all odds to leave to cross France on foot, for an initiation, and photographic journey, of more than 3000 kilometers.
Photographer traveler, he brings back from his 105 days of walking a documentary series, The Excursion, made of funny and funny everyday scenes, images taken on the roads, according to an encounter or a ray of sunshine. Self-taught photographer, his eye stops on one of the bursts of laughter, an original composition, the tattooed skin of a woman with discolored hair. In this posture of strenuous walker, he wants to live and question the fantasies that haunt Deauville and his image.


Residency dates: May 9-19 and June 12-29, 2017


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