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Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie




Over 900 photos | 30 photographers from Québec and elsewhere, recognized or emerging | 20 activities in the presence of photographers | 14 host municipalities in the Gaspé

On the theme of “Shaping the Course,” the third edition of Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, being held in the summer of 2012, is an invitation to travel the Gaspé Peninsula and follow the artistic trajectory of over 30 photographers from the region and elsewhere.

The holding of Rencontres here means that a tour of the Gaspé amounts to a trip around the world. “Our objective is to inhabit the huge Gaspé territory, and to use all the means placed at our disposal to present and champion artists’ work,” emphasizes Rencontres executive and artistic director Claude Goulet.

The focus of Rencontres this year is the role of the artist in society, the idea being to provide experiences for the eye and food for thought while addressing different esthetics, different probings of the landscape, the environment, the region and the representation of day-to-day life.

From August 18 to 25, professional week is taking place, which will bring together all the photographers participating in Rencontres around the subject of creation. That week constitutes a unique opportunity for the public to meet – at projections, workshops and lectures – the more than 30 professional and emerging photographers from the Gaspé, elsewhere in Québec, and from Canada, the United States and Europe.

The public can visit the photographic installations and exhibits from July 6 to September 10 in the 14 host municipalities: Cap-Chat, Marsoui, Rivière-à-Claude, Grande-Vallée, Gaspé, Percé, Chandler, Paspébiac, Bonaventure, New Richmond, Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer, Nouvelle and Matapedia.

Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie is an invitation to come and meet these artists in a region where photographs and landscapes unite around an artistic project. For further details: photogaspesie.ca.

3rd Edition: Shaping The Course
Exhibitions : July 6 through September 12, 2012
Professional Week : August 18 through 25, 2012

›› View video interviews featuring guest photographers here.
›› View a full schedule of the summer’s events here.

© Anja Neidringhaus, At War
© Vanessa Winship,
© Jocelyne Alloucherie,
Sirènes, 511 Gallery, New York

Karen Biswell – Portraits

While visiting the gallery Valenzuela Klenner, I liked a few photographs by Karen Biswell.  Later, looking at her site, I really, really liked her portraits.

© Karen Biswell

© Karen Biswell

© Karen Biswell

I’m sorry to have missed her earlier show at the gallery, A Tres Bandas, which shows the house of her grandfather, once Colombia’s champion billiards player, along with archival photographs of the master at work:

© Karen Biswell – A Tres Bandas

© Karen Biswell – A Tres Bandas

– ASME Best Magazine Cover of the Year

On Monday, Oct. 6, the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the winner of the Best Magazine Cover of the Year award. New York magazine was crowned the overall 2008 champion with a cover featuring "a graphic illustration by Barbara Kruger based on a Getty/Contour photo by Henry Leutwyler." New York magazine trounced the competition, winning four of the eight categories and tying in a fifth. My favorite cover, a Texas Monthly featuring Willie Nelson, won the Best Celebrity Cover award.  You can see the rest of the award winners and read the stories behind the covers here !