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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Claude Goulet

Founder and Artistic Director
Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Canada
Claude Goulet is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie. The event runs from July 15 to September 15 each year, and features 25 to 50 artists from around the globe. Mr. Goulet has a long career in promoting, developing and managing visual art events.

The Rencontres mission is to help people discover photography in all its forms. It strives to support the work of the artists and its production within the diverse artistic practices in photography. The festival has established an artistic presence in the region of Gaspésie. We are committed to defending the work of artists, increasing their visibility and promoting the disciplines in which they work.

Each year’s event is an opportunity to explore a specific theme, look at a range of styles and intersecting practices, and spend time reflecting on forms of dissemination and issues related to the disciplines involved in art-making. To foster an awareness of photography, along with its language, codes and various aesthetics, we have set up a network of sites that extends over 800 kilometers, 21 locations and 13 host cities and towns.

Artists who wish to submit a project to the Rencontres photographiques should fill out our online project submission form, which they can do at any time. To ensure that your submission is on time for the following year’s edition, please submit it before November 1 of each year.

Serge Allaire

Art Critic, Independent Curator
Associate Curator, Rencontres internationales de la photographie de la Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Canada
As a specialist in contemporary art history and history of photography, Serge Allaire has curated many photographic exhibitions and written for exhibition catalogues as well as articles for specialized magazines on international photography events. He is currently researching and preparing an exhibition on Polaroid for The Musée des beaux-arts de Québec. In the last few years, Mr. Allaire has also developed an expertise on photobooks and curated a photobook exhibition for the Rencontres Internationales de photographie de la Gaspésie. Mr. Allaire is also a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal in contemporary art history and history of photography.

As an independent curator and associate curator for the Rencontres internationales de la photographie de la Gaspésie he is looking for works that could be integrated in future exhibitions or photobook projects.

Mr. Allaire is mostly interested in documentary practices and the so called new documentary and post-documentary photography. He is not interested in commercial and fashion photography.


Session One
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