"We must give meaning to our lives, and the Festival Photo La Gacilly cannot, in these troubled times, hide a sad reality:it must however remain the receptacle of all our hopes. So, this year, it is not without reason that we wanted to highlight a region of the world which, of course, has remained under the spotlight for decades in the dark news, but remains the home of a millennial civilization. , of unique artistic creativity, home to courageous authors and a puzzling modernism who have chosen photography as their weapon.
Visions d'Orient highlights artists from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three South-West Asian countries which all belong to the Persian cultural space; three predominantly Muslim countries, with Indo-European populations, which remain subject to the laws of religion and obscurantism; three countries that we know so little about but which have conquered the hearts of all travelers who venture there, from Marco Polo to Kessel, from Chardin to Bouvier; three countries finally whose photographers are the defenders of a positive thought, the ambassadors of the ecological conscience, the lights of a new hope. »
Excerpt from the text of Cyril Drouhet, exhibition curator of the La Gacilly Photo festival
In co-edition with the festival
Size:170 x 230mm
± 100 photographs