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Festival Photo La Gacilly

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In its 13th edition “Japan – The Oceans”, France’s largest outdoor photography celebrates a tribute to Japanese Photography. Until 13 September 2016.

On Friday 11 March 2011, an earthquake shook the Japanese archipelago, followed a few minutes later by a tsunami which swept away everything in its path. The Fukushima nuclear power station exploded, a major accident that had devastating consequences for Japan, and indeed the rest of the planet. It is a sad irony that it is now 70 years since Japan experienced the destructive power unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki: two atomic bombs which, it is true, brought an end to the Second World War, but also to the whole order of Japanese society. These catastrophes profoundly influenced the work and aesthetic sensitivity of Japanese artists.

This year, La Gacilly will be transformed for one summer season into a Japanese village. A number of toriis (porticos marking the entrance to Shinto shrines) will be erected in our narrow lanes, zen gardens will be laid out in our open-air galleries, and our streets will be decorated with kakemonos (large scrolls) displaying large-format prints telling the story of Japanese photography.

Please find detailed information at Festival Photo La Gacilly

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