18th Photo Festival La Gacilly

La Gacilly ·

01.07.21 → 31.10.21

Full North, Scandinavian photography in the spotlight

The Festival Photo La Gacilly is an event in its own right, like a work of art installation of territory revealing emotions and meaning, handmade by qualified, committed, curious, warm and passionate people. Its DNA is demanding, truthful, generous and accessible. But it is also the plurality, the crossing of points of view, the diversity of the approaches and the glances of the invited photographers.
Our mission is to move, inform and mobilize as many people as possible on environmental and societal issues. Faithful to our raison d’être “People and Nature”, each year we tackle new themes embodying new societal trends. Over time we build up an editorial database. It is our intangible heritage that we share with you.
A world that wants to get better keeps its eyes open and commits itself. We are convinced of this. It is for this essential reason that we strive each year to showcase at La Gacilly the best, the tragic at times, but also the wonderful, everything that makes you want to change your outlook and your frame of reference for values.
The current health context continues to shake us up.
Just as we did last year, our team is once again mobilized to think about new devices and models of meetings, linking the respect of health constraints and the tailor-made allowing inclusion, conviviality and serenity. You can count on it!
The 2021 edition will be marked by many new features. It will also be the year of experimentation, with one or more events for our visitors, our partners and our professional friends in photography… if the sanitary conditions finally improve.

Auguste Coudray
President of the La Gacilly Photo Festival


Program 2021

Full North
Sune Jonsson – Swedish Memories
Pentti Sammallahti – Here in the distance
Tiina Itkonen – Between sky and ice
Ragnar Axelsson – Man and Winter
Tine Poppe – Vegetable variations
Sanna Kannisto – Flight over a studio
Erik Johansson – Trompe-l’oeil
Helena Blomqvist – At the source of dreams
Jonas Bendiksen – Big Melt and Vesteraalen News
Jonathan Näckstrand – Acclimations
Olivier Morin – Frozen Sports

The World of Tomorrow
Nick Brandt – This Empty World
Mathias Depardon – The Tears of the Tiger River
Pascal Maitre – The incredible odyssey of the Monarch butterflies
Catalina Martin-Chico – Ecuador, the living forest
Ulla Lohmann – The guardians of biodiversity

Florence Joubert – The innovators
Aglaé Bory – The Horizons, cartography of possibilities
Imane Djamil – Atlantide km 130 – New writing prize for environmental photography 2021
Florence Goupil – Shipibo-Konibo: the healing plants – New writing prize for environmental photography 2021
Brieuc Weulersse – Researth – New writing award for environmental photography 2021



Maison de la Photographie
Place de la Ferronerie
56200 La Gacilly

Free Admission


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Martial Hobeniche
Daniela Jacquet
+33 1 42 33 93 18


Press Kit (pdf)