Every summer, some 300,000 people come to the La Gacilly Photo Festival with family or friends, as newcomers or devoted regulars, to enjoy large-format, open-air exhibitions of some of the greatest names and emerging talents in photography.
Sarah Moon, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Claudia Andujar, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Doisneau, Seydou Keïta, Karen Knorr, Sebastião Salgado, Josef Koudelka ...
Since 2004, almost 370 of the world’s most prestigious photographers have been exhibited. The La Gacilly Photo Festival showcases ethical and humanistic photography captured by photographers from the realms of art and photojournalism who question our relationship to the world and our environment.
Two themes are addressed each year, one focused on contemporary creation specific to one country or continent (for example, America Latina in 2020, Eastern Europe in 2019, Africa in 2017, or Japan in 2016) and one that explores a social and environmental issue (such as Question Time for Earth in 2018, People/Animals in 2017, The Oceans in 2016, etc.)..
By tackling these topics from an artistic and aesthetic angle, the festival mirrors all of our concerns.
A Vehicle for Cohesion and Development
In Brittany and on a national and international scale, the La Gacilly Photo Festival is seen as a key cultural event that contributes to the development and promotion of the region and of Brittany as a whole.
Led by an association of loyal and truly committed public and private partners who share the same values, the festival advocates a virtuous model of development as it contributes to the area’s cohesion, identity and appeal.
An International Festival
The festival took on a European dimension in 2018 with the creation of a sister event in Baden, Austria which uses the same concepts. This event is a second chance to explore the La Gacilly programme the following year, resulting in a total of 615,000 visitors over the two exhibitions.