Independent professional photographer, Eric Legret specialized in the cultural field. He regularly produces album covers and portraits of artists in collaboration with musical productions. For 20 years now, he has been photographing the Breton scene. He also works on other subjects: the gouren, contemporary dance, and the human in general.
"Photographing Brittany over the seasons and the news is like meeting-up with landscapes, lights, parties, women, men in perpetual renewal.
The infinite creations of humanity in motion are part of the digital sensor in order to restore the ever more surprising life of a universal Brittany.
Since 1992, I multiply encounters, my camera around the neck, lights grazing, Brittany as a world, a warm and welcoming planet full of imagination and surprises. The colors have to be extracted everyday, the shapes resist, but Brittany is always there, fascinating."
The association Les Amis de Thersi aims at developping projects to disseminate and promote the work of Michel Thersiquel. Les Amis de Thersi put into light the work of Michel Thersiquel and bring it to the greatest number by the realization of exhibitions, films, or a website. Many photographs remain to be discovered ...
Myriam Jégat has always lived in the Morbihan, but while travelling through Brittany, it is the memory of the peoples that she seeks to collect among the singers, storytellers, musicians, collectors, writers, actors of the culture that she likes to photograph. Each time, they are meetings with people rooted in their land but in the century, a never-ending back and forth between the past and the present, an eye riveted to the future.
She found her inspiration in Brittany, has extended it to Ireland and Louisiana guided first by the living spectacle of buried cultures which she wants to witness. Meetings and exchanges with artists from other disciplines enriched her vision and instilled new impetus into her work, which resulted in an exhibition showcasing her work.
When she photographs, her concern is to recreate through images a story without words. Curious about cultures, she is on the lookout for the human in landscapes often similar but also to the antipodes. Beyond differences, she seeks the universal.
Through his photographs, Pierre Le Gall reveals "the fantastic hidden in the ordinary and the marvelous which is at the corner of the street". He wants to stick to reality, 'without staging, without editing.' Since his very beginnings, Pierre Le Gall has always wanted to keep the freedom to make the photos he wants, avoid formatting, to "sow smiles on his way".
"For a long time I lived far away from my native country and it is however easternmore from the setting sun that I very early started practicing photography." From the dark room to the hours spent in the forest to grab a few moments of wild life, time has passed, then by chance but also by wanting, I came back to touch with my eyes what I had missed so much, this Brittany that I had hoped so much with "Liou an Amzer" , or the music and the language that accompanied me in my childhood in my imagination.
Very slowly with my camera, I approached the lights of the shores, the movements of the dancers, the Breton memory, the singers, the musicians, the artists of the Breton stage. I like being in this link, I love these people that I photograph for their creativity, their generosity, for what they give me and what we share.
I try to live up to their artistic qualities, so I play with light, with time, with space, in-camera and off-camera. I listen and watch the sea, as I listen and watch a musician, dancers." SERJ PHILOUZE
Working as a photographer since he is 14, René Métairie has often tracked the image of the Bigouden countryside. Passionate about everyday life scenes, he frequently photographed fishermen, women with headdresses, elderly people ...
"Sometimes the cliché came after weeks of exchanges with an old man, sometimes it was spontaneous, like the appearance of a white headdress, one morning behind a slope ..." RENE METAIRIE
During the weekend, exhibition of cameras from 1900 to 1970,
René Métairie collection.
Jean Michel Roignant, author-photographer, has witnessed time passing for nearly 40 years. He tours rock festivals and traditional cultures, his goals on international rock bands as couples of ringers, parades, festou-noz or dance performances of Breton dances groups (Jean Michel was dancer in the Cercle Celtique BRUG AR MENEZ from SPEZET and it is from here that was born his attraction for these photos: he always had a camera more or less hidden in his costume during trips throughout Europe).
He works on the photography of traditions in general and maritime culture is also one of his favorite fields. For landscape photography, he knows how to be patient and can wait for the beautiful lights of Brittany but he can also be inspired by a cityscape of Qingdao or Shanghai, or by the wild nature of the Chinese Wall or Sardinia (where he regularly goes to in order to collect new images in anticipation of a publication).
The Friends of the Youdig will transmit their Breton and Gallo tales and legends. Their strange and mysterious stories will make young and old dream. These tales and legends have been handed down from generation to generation by the oral tradition. The Friends of Youdig define themselves as "passers-by".
"The Celts have left few written records. Oral language represents the power of transmission of knowledge, wisdom, remembrance of ancestors."
Created in 1957 by the Kendalc'h confederation, the Breton cultural company Coop Breizh publishes, produces and distributes books, records and other products related to Breton culture.
Several writers of Coop Breizh will be present at the castle to show their works. Among them, Yann Lukas, Daniel Cario, Bernard Rio, Marcel Moysan, Françoise Le Mer, Françoise Dole, Gérard Le Gouic, Anne-Yvonne Pasquier and Angèle Jacq.
The history of Gourin and its region is closely linked to Breton emigration to the United States and Canada. For this reason, the Bretagne TransAmérica association has been working for many years to make this history known and to maintain privileged relations with the countries of North America. From July to August, it shows in the castle of Tronjoly in Gourin an exhibition consisting of removable panels and a part of documents and objects that belonged to these Bretons. The exhibition traces the history of the famous Breton brethren who have distinguished themselves in French America since the discovery of it by the Breton Jacques Cartier to the current Breton associations created throughout this continent. Visitors also relive the amazing adventure of these Breton from the centre of Brittany, who from the late nineteenth century left their home region for North America. A series of amazing panels, documents, photos and videos will help you discover Breton emigration to the United States and Canada.