4-th French Large Format Conference, Bourges, France, October 10, 11, 12 2008
This conference is the continuation of a series of conferences organised by a French-speaking Large Format Community & Friends who regularly meet on http://www.galerie-photo.com, http://www.galerie-photo.info, and in the real world !
This conference is the 4-th conference; previous events were held in Nîmes, France in June 2004, Fontfroide Abbey, France in October 2006 and Montreux, Switzerland in September 2007.
The 2008 conference is sponsored and hosted by the local government of Département du Cher.
All lectures and presentations will be given in French but a lot of time is devoted to informal gathering, many participants do speak English & other foreign languages, so based on the previous conferences, the language barrier is not a real problem.
Location : Hôtel du Département du Cher, Bourges, France.
Dates : Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2008
Admission to the conference is FREE of CHARGE.
Many thanks to our sponsors !! Lunches to be paid extra, see below.
Linguistic note : in France, a hôtel might not always be a hotel; in our case, Hôtel du Département is in fact a superb historical mansion where the local government has its headquarters. So please do not ask for accommodation at Hôtel du Département du Cher
Friday, October 10.
5 pm (17:00) Arrival / Welcome - salle du Duc Jean Duc (Jean Duke Hall) at Hôtel du Département
6 pm - 7 pm (18:00-19:00) Presentation of the conference by Henri Gaud, Henri Peyre, Marc Genevrier and Erick Mengual
7 pm - 8 pm (19:00-20:00) Visit of the photo exhibition, Noirlac project, presentation of the book "Noirlac(s). réel(s) photographique(s)/photographic reality/ies"
8 pm (20:00) Apéritif & dinner
Accommodation : each participant arranges on his own.
Saturday, October 11
9 am - 9:30 am Welcome
9:30 am Henri Peyre : Le réel en photographie (Reality in photography)
10:45 am : Erick Mengual - Le droit à l'image dans l'histoire (Image rights in history)
11:45 am : Apéritif & Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm (14:00 - 16:00) : Informal gathering, exchanges, workshops : fabrication and images
4 pm - 5:30 pm (16:00 - 17:30) : Le Flare, Emmanuel Bigler and Henri Gaud
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm (17:45 - 18:45) : Galerie de l'Evolution - Marc Genevrier and Henri Peyre (Gallery of Evolution)
6:45 pm - 5:15 pm (18:45 - 19:15) : Pierre Stringa - La gélatine de veau est-elle photographique ? (Is calf gelatin photographic ?)
7:15 pm - 7:45 pm (19:15 - 19:45) : Apéritif with local specialities
8 pm (20:00) : Dinner
9 pm (21:00) : Night visit of the old Bourges city, commented by various participants.
11 pm (23:00) : End of day
Sunday, October 12.
9 am - 9:30 am : Start
9:30 am - 10:30 am : The making of a collective photo book project, by Marc Genevrier and Philippe Do, about the book : "Noirlac(s). réel(s) photographique(s)/photographic reality/ies" sharing the experiences of the group Photographe(s) who made the book.
10:30 am - 10:45 am : Break
10:45 am - 12:00 : Workshop, Images and Machines
12:00 - 1 pm (12:00 - 13:00) : Apéritif with local specialities in Menetou Salon Lounge
1 pm - 2:30 pm (13:00 - 14:30) Lunch and Coffee
2:30 pm (14:30) : End of the conference, presentation of future projects
Note : for lunches & dinners served in common to conference attendees, the price has been fixed to 20 euros per lunch/dinner per person, beverages are not included. 4 lunches/dinners are scheduled for a total of 80 euros. Lunches/dinners should be paid in advance upon registration, there are no other fees at all. Each participant should arrange for his/her own accommodation. Registration will be open as of September 1, 2008 and all technical and practical details will be announced at the time.
For all additional information please contact Henri Gaud by e-mail :
henrigaud (hosted by) editionsgaud (dot) com
A non-exhaustive list of people who have contributed to this project : Erick Mengual, Henri Peyre, Marc Genevrier, Emmanuel Bigler, Philippe Domingos, Henri Gaud.
Latest news will be posted here :
See you in Bourges in October !