Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 7th April, 2017

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the Photographic Emotion festival is on in France until 30 April plus some great weekend reading. Next week I’m taking a break for the Easter holiday, so there won’t be an edition of Friday Round Up, but I’ll see you back here on 21st April.

Festival:
Photographic Emotion – Angouleme, France

I always enjoy featuring lesser known festivals, especially those from Europe where there seems to be such a vibrant photographic community. This week it’s the Photographic Emotion festival held in the south-western French commune of Angouleme and the surrounding area of the Charente. Angouleme is not far from Bordeaux, a lovely part of France for which I have fond memories, not just of the great red wine!

This year the festival features three guest photographers: Warren Saré, Jean-Daniel Guillou and Jean-Michel Leligny who have been selected to represent a facet of the theme ‘History and Short Stories’. Plus 21 photographers have been chosen to exhibit from the open call: Bruno Mercier, Michel Claverie, Paul-Emile Objar, Brigitte Manoukian, Christophe Hargoues, Jean-Charles Dehedin, Anne-Lore Mesnages, Arnaud Hubas, Louis Oke Agbo, Arnaud Makalou, Baudouin Mouanda, Cushmok, Nicolas Auvray, Amaral and Barthes, Irina Sovkine, JL Aubert, Anna Bambou, Jean-Michel Delage, Emilie Masson and Sébastien Pageot.

These are my picks:

(C) Bruno Mercier

(C) Bruno Mercier

(C) Arnaud Hubas
(C) Cushmok

(C) Cushmok
(C) Michel Claverie
(C) Michel Claverie
(C) Anna Bambou

(C) Anna Bambou

(C) JL Aubert

(C) JL Aubert

Until 30 April  

Some interesting weekend reading/viewing:

Times-Standard: Photographer researches the earliest women in her fieldp.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

TIME: Nordic Noir: Fleeing the Darkness in Scandinavia

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