Five young photographers have been welcomed for a residence creation in Deauville from last May to June. Selected among a hundred candidates, Betty Bogaert, Julien Malabry, Nyima Marin, Yoann Olawinski and Felicia Simion have been combining their photographic universe with one of the multiple identities of Deauville. The creations made during this residence will be exhibited in Deauville during the 8th edition of the Planche(s) Contact festival, from Saturday, October 21st to Sunday, November 26th, 2017.
Selection Committee of the Young Talent Springboard of Planche(s) Contact 2017:
Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville), Héloïse Conesa (BnF), Babeth Djian (Numéro), Alain Genestar (POLKA), Thierry Grillet (BnF), Michel Janneau (Fondation Louis Roederer), Marin Karmitz, Bettina Rheims, Sébastien Ruiz (agnès b. endowment funds), Raphaëlle Stopin (Pôle Image, Rouen), Aurélie Tisseyre (Agence VU’).


©Betty BOGAERT, 2016


Born in France, living and working in Canada, 23-year-old

Betty Bogaert, a 23-year-old photographer, spends her life between the French Alps, where she was born, and Montréal, where she is currently living and working. Graduated from a DUT in Careers in multimedia and Internet, her interest for the image and light led her to focus more particularly on photography.
Betty Bogaert loves travelling and combines her photographic technique with a documentary approach. His camera and the time spent travelling on the road were for her excellent opportunities to exchange with people and share these moments through her images. To develop a photographic style inherently focused on people, she keeps observing them and the different ways in which they interact with their environment. In her works, elaborate compositions and appropriate colorimetry are combined with delicate humility.
Her series titled Vie de Rang was exhibited at the Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme in 2016.


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

Fièvres Ephémères ©Julien Malabry, pour Planche(s) Contact 2017, Deauville

France, 36-year-old

Son of a soldier, Julien Malabry embraced the photographic practice during his commitment of over 10 years in the French Army. Throughout his military missions, he could sharpen his eyes and his sensitivity to light. The perfection of his frontal framing fascinated the Selection Committee of the Festival.
In a world fluctuating between modernity and tradition, his images follow a fundamental yet discarded leitmotif: “look is killed by habits”. His photographs become the evident reflection of a silent abandonment: the past is not considered integral part of the present; his look is not focused on daily elements. Julien Malabry questions and tries to reverse the existing relationship between men and the world. His photographs, usually made in a medium format, are bathed in a white light, delineating shapes with force.


Residence dates: from May 9th to 18th and from June 12th to 29th, 2017.

Le souvenirs des marins ©Nyima Marin, pour Planche(s) Contact 2017, Deauville

Born in Greece, living and working in Paris, 29-year-old

After his studies in physical sciences, Nyima Marin entered the ENS Louis-Lumière, and graduated in 2012. In the first years of his career, his interest and work on colour led him to produce some series dedicated to fashion, resulting in a nomination among the finalists of the Prix Picto pour la Photographie de Mode in 2015.
Considering photography as the place in which shapes meet memory, Nyima Marin slowly focused on a more personal and intimate photography. His objective is questioning the uncertain role of the image, seen at the same time as an aesthetic object, fashion work and intimate document.
His latest photographic creations remind the compositions of the Japanese masters of road photography: intense black-and-white photos, with marked grain, supported by compositions and lines of force that boost the image. His use of colours underlines his real interest for the photographic series, properly controlling its smooth running and atmosphere.


Residence dates: from May 9th to 16th and from June 12th to 21st, 2017

Jusqu'à la mer, après laquelle il faut courir ©Yoann Olawinski, pour Planche(s) Contact 2017, Deauville

France, 24-year-old

After obtaining his graduation in Corporate Finance in 2016, Yoann Olawinski decided against all odds to leave and cross France on foot, for an initiation and photographic journey of over 3,000 km.
Both photographer and good traveller, he came back from 105 days of walking with a documentary series titled L’Excursion and including weird and funny daily life scenes, images made on the road during an encounter or just to capture a sunbeam. Self-taught photographer, he captures bursts of laughter, original compositions, the tattooed skin of a woman with bleached hair. Acting as a relentless walker, he searches and questions the fantasies haunting Deauville and its image.


Residence dates: from May 9th to 19th and from June 12th to 29th, 2017

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

Romania, 22-year-old

Graduated at the Photography and video Section of the National School of Arts of Bucarest in 2016, Felicia Simion is the youngest member of the Planche(s) Contact Young Talent Springboard.
The photographic technique of this sensitive art lover includes several components. At the beginning, she focused on dreamlike and staged self-portraits. Then, attending the Faculty of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, she started to adopt a documentary technique. Her compositions, integrating the touch of great masters of this field, reveal a strong and controlled visual identity, fluctuating between intimate, almost surrealist, fiction and documentary.
Remembering the first photo she made – representing her parents on holiday on the Black Sea’s beaches, taken when she was 13 with what she considers a “small plastic box” -, Felicia Simion wants to reproduce in Deauville a personal and autobiographical vision. Between sweet homelessness and Romanticism, sensitivity and femininity, she wants to experience again and transpose this family memory, 18 years later, at the other end of Europe.


Residence dates: from June 12th to 29th, 2017