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SPRINGBOARD YOUNG TALENTS
Five young photographers were welcomed in a creative residence in Deauville between May and June last. Selected from around a hundred candidates: Alexandre Chamelat, Mireia Ferron, Samuel Lebon, Guillaume Noury, and Hugo Vouhé will match their photographic universe and one of the multiple facets of Deauville's identity. The creations made during this residency will be exhibited in Deauville, during the ninth edition of the Planche (s) Contact festival, from Saturday October 20 to Sunday November 25, 2018.

The members of the selection board of the Springboard Board (s) Contact:
Bettina rheims (President), Serge Bramly (writer), Heloise Conesa (BnF), Thierry consigny (Advertising), Babeth Djian (Number), Alain Genestar (Polka), Thierry grillet (BnF), Marin Karmitz, Raphaëlle Stopin (Rouen Normandy Photographic Center), Aurélie Tisseyre (SmArty), Vincent Delerm,  et Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville).

 

VENUE OF EXHIBITIONS: THE POINT OF VIEW
At the corner of rue Tristant Bernard and boulevard de la Mer.
Open daily from October 20 to November 4, then Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 19 p.m.

© Guillaume Noury, for Planche (s) Contact 2018, Deauville

WINNER OF THE 2018 CONTACT BOARD (S) PRIZE

GUILLAUME NOURY
As the sea rises
Although he has been photographing for more than 15 years, Guillaume Noury's photographic writing has become clearer for only a few years. Pretexts for wandering and wandering, his narratives are imbued with his daily environment. Her images have no other pretensions than to reflect her feelings. Inspired by Anders Petersen, photographer of the living preferring to the visible, the images of the sensitive, Guillaume Noury ​​offers a compulsive photography. From this, emerge dense and deep blacks and whites, series supported by a powerful silver grain.

 

www.guillaumenoury.format.com

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© Alexandre Chamelat, for Planche (s) Contact 2018, Deauville

2018 PUBLIC AWARD WINNER

ALEXANDRE CHAMELATE
Auwa kingdom
Alexandre Chamelat, 28, won over the Planche (s) Contact Jury with his strong and assumed visual identity. Shapes, textures, gradients and contrasts are at the center of his compositions. If the photographic processing takes such an important place in his approach, it is because it is linked to his personal feelings. Thus, from the crossed territories, Moroccan ochres with almost overexposed lights of Brittany, it transmits us above all an atmosphere. Empty but not depopulated, his photographs question the place of man in the territory and in space. In these immaculate white lights, the bodies are then no more than dots of color, silhouettes barely perceptible.  

 

www.alexandrechamelat.fr

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© Hugo Vouhé, for Planche (s) Contact 2018, Deauville

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY

HUGO VOUHE
Glam Gray
Young photographer, 21, a graduate of the Condé Schools in Paris, Hugo Vouhé explores both the street photography and staging. If these two areas seem incompatible, his photographic writing brings them together in a singular work on narration and light. At the crossroads of visual inspirations oscillating between photography and cinema, from Joel Meyerowitz to Harry Gruyaert for photographers, from David Lynch to Wim Wenders or Jacques Demy for filmmakers, his stories challenge us. Combining contrary emotions, they reveal the darkness behind the colors. His characters lit by vibrant, even fake, lights remind us that it is always a question of fiction.

 

http://cargocollective.com/hugovouhe/

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© Mireia Ferron, for Contact Board (s) 2018, Deauville

MIREIA FERRON
Nervously naked in her silk dress
Mireia Ferron is a poet of the image. Drawing inspiration from her everyday environment, she reveals in an almost abstract prosaism a curve, a light, an appearance. In this work which considers form less than emotion, the materials are revealed. The heavy silence, the omnipresent nature, reveal in his work a delicacy of the eye, a sensitivity of the soul. Feminine and plastic, simple and mysterious, her singular writing promises to reveal Deauville in another light: a poetic, anarchic but sensory daily life.

 

www.mireiaferron.com

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© Samuel Lebon, for Contact Board (s) 2018, Deauville

SAMUEL GOOD
Satan leads the way
It is through the demons of writing that Samuel Lebon invites us to rediscover Deauville. His dark and poetic photographs, accompanied by a new literary, tell us the story of their author between autobiography and fiction. The title “Satan leads the ball” is inspired by a pamphlet published in 1929 to denounce light manners on the beach of Deauville. 

 

www.lebon.photo

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