In June 2020, during the inauguration weekend of the festival complicated by health restrictions, a famous British photographer exhibited during this 17th edition discovers his prints hanging on the walls of the Breton village. He laughs: "It's really only in France that we struggle to mount a photographic exhibition in the middle of a pandemic." And another, of the same caliber, added: "No, it's only in La Gacilly!" The exchange seems trivial. Yet it illustrates how, in two decades, this small Morbihan town has discreetly established itself as a key player in international photography.
More than 300 authors have been exhibited in the vegetal alleys, cobbled streets, alleys and flowery fields of La Gacilly. And not just any. Sebastião Salgado has almost his napkin ring; Vincent Munier came there long before he became famous with his snow leopard; Elliott Erwitt walked his famous dogs there; Josef Koudelka did there, to...
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