La Gacilly Photo Festival, Brittany

From 1 June to 30 September 2019, the village of La Gacilly in Brittany is transformed into an immense open-air gallery highlighting the fragile beauty of the earth. Twenty-four exhibitions and over a thousand photos are on the agenda of this 16th festival.

In 2019, the festival shines the spotlight on eastern countries with ‘A l’est du nouveau’, featuring talents from Russia, Poland and Estonia as well as big names such as Josef Koudelka.

In 1968, this photographer from agency Magnum immortalised the image of Russian tanks entering his home city of Prague. An exceptional selection of his shots, so far unpublished in France, will be displayed in a grandiose setting on the walls of this small Breton village.

Streets, alleyways, facades and gardens

This year, as before, La Gacilly will exhibit images from many committed photo-journalists, tackling topics such as the effects of global warming in the Arctic or the endangered beauty of the oceans.

A village in pictures

Created in 2004, the La Gacilly Photo Festival aims to make people think about the future of our planet. It offers visitors a large-scale, immersive, walk-through experience – free of charge – around some 30 open-air galleries.

The best of contemporary photography is presented, both in colour and in black and white, on canvases sometimes measuring as much as 70m². The thousands of images show off Brittany’s architectural heritage, transforming it into a ‘museum of greenery’ that defends our planet.

La Gacilly, Brittany