Five young photographers have been welcomed for a residence creation in Deauville from last May to June. Selected among a hundred candidates, Alexandre Chamelat, Mireia Ferron, Samuel Lebon, Guillaume Noury, and Hugo Vouhé have been combining their photographic universe with one of the multiple identities of Deauville. The creations made during this residence are exhibited in Deauville during the 9th edition of the Planche(s) Contact Festival, from Saturday, October 20th to Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Members of the selection committee of the Planche(s) Contact Springboard:
Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville), Héloïse Conesa (BnF), Babeth Djian (Numéro), Alain Genestar (POLKA), Thierry Grillet (BnF), Marin Karmitz, Raphaëlle Stopin (Pôle Image Rouen), Aurélie Tisseyre (Mowwgli).


At the corner between Rue Tristant Bernard and Boulevard de la Mer.
Open every day from October 20 to November 4, then on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am > 1 pm and 2:30 pm > 7 pm.

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

Auwa Kingdom
Alexandre Chamelat, aged 28, seduced the Planche(s) Contact Jury through his strong and clear visual identity. Forms, textures, shades and contrasts are the protagonists of his compositions. If photographic processing is so important in his approach, it’s because it is directly linked with his feelings. From wide territories, ochre Moroccan colors to the almost overexposed lights of Brittany, he delivers an atmosphere above all. His empty but not unpopulated photographs seek to know the place of man on the territory and in space. In these immaculate white lights, bodies are nothing else but colored points, barely noticeable silhouettes.

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© Mireia Ferron, pour Planche(s) Contact 2018, Deauville

Tout nerveusement nu dans sa robe de soie (Nervously naked in his silk dress)
Mireia Ferron is a poet of the image. Drawing inspiration from her daily life, she reveals a curve, a light, and an appearance through an almost abstract prosaicness. The subjects reveal themselves through this work which is less focused on forms than on emotions. Heavy silence and omnipresent nature reveal a subtle eye, a sensitive soul. Feminine and plastic, simple and mysterious, her unique photographic writing promises to reveal Deauville in a different perspective: a poetic, anarchic but sensory daily life.

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© Samuel Lebon, pour Planche(s) Contact 2018, Deauville

Satan mène le bal (Satan leads the show)
A graduate of Telecom Lille and an engineer for a long time in large companies, Samuel Lebon has always had parallel activities, especially as a music press author. His passion for photography started a few years ago. This new language could reveal what words could not tell. Since then, he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to photography, and has a special interest in texts. A freelance photographer since 2017, Samuel Lebon is a member of the Hans Lucas studio since November 2017.

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

Pendant que la mer monte (When the sea rises)
Though he has been taking photographs for over 15 years now, Guillaume Noury’s photographic writing has improved over the years. His narrations, a good excuse to roam and meander, originate from his daily life. His pictures have the only purpose of reflecting his feelings. Inspired by Anders Petersen, life photographer preferring the photographs of the sensitive to the visible world, Guillaume Noury proposes compulsive photography. This thus gives birth to dense and deep black-and-white photos, series supported by an evident silver grain.

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

Glam Gris
Hugo Vouhé, a young 21-year-old photographer, graduated from the Écoles de Condé in Paris, is exploring both street photography and staging. Though both fields may seem incompatible, his photographic writing brings them together in a unique work on narration and light. Crossing visual inspirations about photography and cinema - from Joel Meyerowitz to Harry Gruyaert for photographers, from David Lynch to Wim Wenders or Jacques Demy for film directors -, his Histoires touches us. Mixing contrasting emotions, they reveal darkness behind colors. His characters, enlightened by vibrating or even artificial colors, remind us that it’s all about fiction.

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