Fête de la Photo comprises of the following events:
Photo Exhibition with French Artist Xavier Zimbardo
Jyoti Sangh photo exhibition
Women’s issues with Jyotisangh
Instagram Scavenger Hunt
Ahmedabad Archives – Photo exhibition on Living Heritage of Ahmedabad
The history of photography is embedded in the cultural history of France
From the earliest surviving photographs of Niépce to the aesthetic realism of Bresson, France has been an important contributor in blossoming photography into an art form. India, on the other hand has been a fascinating subject for photographers. Many European photographers have reflected on India to develop some of their best works.. Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, the festival will bring both experimental and traditional art to the public in outdoor, indoor and online platforms.
WHY FETE DE LA PHOTO?
Today photography is practised under many forms:
- As an art
- As a hobby
- As a social activity
Which means it has become the most popular art form:
- Everybody can be a photographer
- Everyone can appreciate photography
WHY IS IT AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT?
- Reaches a new audience by taking photography out of the traditional spaces (museum, galleries)
- Invests the public space to change the relationship between people and their city
- Uses online platforms destined to amateur and occasional photographers
- Brings together amateur and professional photographers and photography enthusiasts
- Fosters organisational and community partnerships throughout India
Broad objectives of the festival
- Take photography out of the gallery spaces and bring it on the street.
- Showcase different forms and methods of photographic practice and image making.
- Develop and acknowledge Franco-Indian collaboration in creative practices.
- Reach out to new audiences by taking photography out of the traditional spaces.
- Invest the public space to change the relationship between people and their city.
- Promote interaction in the public space and increase civic participation through celebrations.
- Promote preservation (City Heritage Center)
- Uses online platforms destined to amateur and occasional photographers.