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Doris Châtaigner  
Luminance is the name of the annual exhibition of the Fotoclub Achenheim, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
New: The 2021 edition will be held completely outdoors: 200 large-format pictures and a colourful supporting programme await the visitors.
I will be exhibiting my new series ''Émergence''.

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020, 8e édition 2018 
Pierre MOREAU  
Under the paving stones, the beach  
The vast majority of shop windows in rue Lebeau in the center of Brussels are empty, a consequence of the Covid. The Artistic Heritage Association exhibits 29 of my large formats in about twenty windows from 1 May to 30 June to participate in the animation of this district. The event was widely reported in the local press.  

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020, 7e édition 2017 
Phases of life  
One of the most important phases of life is the desire to go shopping. A stack of number plates for the cloakroom refers to this magical desire, which seems to stop endlessly, like in a spinning hamster wheel. 'You, and you, and you belong!' 'What about you?' 'And you?' from the 'Phases of Life' series.

Year(s) of participation : ? 
Patricia & Léa GOLDBERG  
Without any mask  
'It's not so easy to become what you are, to find your deepest measure 'Camus wrote in Noces. After long weeks of collective confinement, looking for the answer in Camu's book in Marseille, mingling with its inhabitants seemed obvious, where the 'great libertinage of nature and the sea' takes hold of us, where youth is bubbling over and where resignation has deserted. To learn to see and no longer be afraid to enjoy life and, as the writer said, to be totally oneself 'without any mask'.


Year(s) of participation : 2018  
Nabila ACHAB  
Children's portraits  
This photograph reflects my passion for children's portraits as well as my love for nature and landscapes! I like to mix softness and poetry in the photos I take. I am currently offering photo shoots in order to make portraits and immortalize family moments, moments of mother/daughter complicity... Photography allows me to capture unique moments, to capture emotions or simply to share the beauty of a place.  

Year(s) of participation : 2020 
I am currently working on a self-publishing project of 3 books, united in a case, on the common theme of the sea, but approached in three different ways: three periods, three views, three post-processing ... In all phases of my life I have regularly photographed the coast. These images ran through my work as a photographer like a thread connecting the events of a lifetime. I am also preparing an exhibition on the same theme to be shown at the 'Cactus' in Toulouse in October. The project in detail and the advance sale of the books on the KissKissBank website.

Year(s) of participation : 2020 
Margrith WIDMER  
Joy of movement  
The picture series 'Joy of movement' is intended to emphasize the aesthetic aspect of human athletic movements. With graphic elements I emphasize these even more. Staying mobile in all aspects of life. Movement promotes the happiness hormones, the figure and is beneficial to health. Especially during the lockdown, many people had more time to dedicate themselves to movement again and feel its effects. 
Heavy weather  
The photo shown here was taken last November in Nice, France, in a season of unusual storms and flooding. I like the juxtaposition of patterns and the echo of colors between people and cityscape. The umbrella as shelter becomes a timely metaphor. I am grateful that my book, “Dark Pools” was included in RDVi 2020. The most significant aspect of this gathering is the connection of an artistic community. Hope it continues!  

Year(s) of participation : 2020 
Jean-Michel LENOIR  
For the past three years, I have been working on the 'Evanescence' series which has led to the publication of my new book. A photographic research on minimalist atmospheres and pure landscapes, from my doorstep to the northern European countries. Snow, ice and mist form the soul of this work, the guiding thread of what nourishes my photographic eye. A beautiful book of photographs that sublimates the great outdoors and the raw landscapes. Inspired, graphic and minimalist images. A poetic bubble; as a testimony of the wild beauty that nature offers us in its most fragile and ephemeral form. A plea for it to remain, for a long time to come, a source of wonder. 
Algeria: Political objective, peaceful revolution'  
I am very pleased to inform you about my participation in the group exhibition Narratives from Algeria initiated by Photophorum Pasquart in Biel. Until 6 September. The project on show is called: 'Algeria: Political Goal, Peaceful Revolution'. Every Friday, from 22 February 2019 to 13 March 2020, on the occasion of the Covid 19 epidemic, hundreds of thousands of Algerians walked through the capital, millions throughout the country. They all expressed the same demand: the rule of law, a modern and democratic society. They demanded a civil state, they demanded that the military leave the political arena. Photo reportage published by Orient XXI:,3231?fbclid=IwAR1BxCh-CE7uqxL29sOcvm21qfzRuM2LA4ElJQQtiTpX6z4hIC_5-1BKB1s

Year(s) of participation : ? 
Olivier GEORGEON  
Schindler's list  
The street is not only a place of passage, it is also a theatre of sensations. By capturing people in their movement, I extract from them, if not the soul, at least a feeling, a fullness, an anomaly, a madness, a stillness, an imperfection, a transcendence that permeates them. I like to capture these anonymous moments, filled with moods, feelings, vibrations, desires, uncertainties, colours, poetry.... I have chosen the most natural, the most immediate of techniques: no retouching. A moment will not reveal all its richness by cleaning, disguising, refinement or distorting. I invite you to follow the movement: It will take you into the imaginary. The elsewhere has never been so close. It is in each of us. » 
Pierre BOILLON  
Black light  
Quite far from my book 'Ressemblances' presented I presented in Strasbourg. I try not to lock myself into a style. I am above all a photographer and I want to make different images. Many years ago, I made black light photos, I like the magic and mysterious side of this light.  

Year(s) of participation : 2017 
Mario CUCCHI  
Optical fusion  
An optical fusion between man and plastic, a fusion that becomes dramatically real. A plastic bottle moves in front of the face of the person depicted, a slow shutter speed records its evolutions giving the image a pictorial effect.  

Year(s) of participation : 2020 
Nicolas BEAUMONT  
Covid 19 health crisis  
As a photographer specialising in humanitarian and pre-hospital medicine subjects, the health crisis at COVID-19 was intense. It was necessary to juggle family and professional constraints. I worked the most with the ambulance drivers in the Ain region, but also with hospital staff in the Isère and Haut-Rhin regions. Some of this work can be seen on my website. The period of confinement was also an opportunity to rework my online shop for the sale of prints intended for interior decoration: offices, restaurants, co-working spaces, hotels, etc.  

Year(s) of participation : ?  
Camille VERRIER  
I am currently working on a picture book project about Cuba. I will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign to produce the book, I also want to meet with publishers ... I exhibited this work in 2019 at Paris 3 and would be happy to repeat the experience.

BIO : Camille Verrier was born in 1979, she has been a freelance studio photographer for 16 years. In parallel to her work, she has a personal work, which is interested in portraits and is part of a territory that extends abroad. Landscapes serve as a frame, crossings and inner limits. Her photographs are conceptual and narrative in nature. The images attempt to tell a story to the reader, sometimes using the techniques of cinematographic narrative. The aesthetics, the choices of composition, framing and lighting all contribute to the elaboration of what is being told and are merely means of staging a visual message. They are not an end in themselves.

Year(s) of participation : ? 
Patrick WALTER  
More than two years ago I exposed my panoramic pictures : a subject about Iceland. A very nice experience with the whole RDV-I team, the partners and the more than 2000 very knowledgeable visitors. It was an intense moment. I would like to relive these very strong moments between exhibitors and the public. At the beginning of this special year, we were in Argentina until the health crisis broke out. I would like to share with you next year, if the exhibition will take place, my road trip in Argentina. A small photo that I wish to share with all the fans of the site.  

Year(s) of participation : 2018 
Patrizia RIVIERA  
The word Eden evokes the image of the earthly paradise, a place of harmony, of happiness, beauty, lost freedom. This word, in its power, contains the sense of guilt for the loss and the illusion that there is a place to return, where to find refuge. That perfect place where man lived immersed in nature, the place of lost happiness. This paradise that is called Earth, in fifty years could be our new regret, the desert in which we will be confined, and not disobedience or desire for knowledge, but for greed, stupidity and arrogance. 
Wolfgang STRAUBE  
Abstract landscapes - distant worlds  
During the corona restrictions I started a new photographic series: Abstract photographs that are meant to depict landscapes or distant worlds. I photograph colored glass panes, bottles and glasses with colored water. The bright light of the sun creates reflections and colour effects which show exciting results. Here my picture with northern lights 'At the Pole'. Current exhibition: Freiburg - Paris - New York (urban impressions).  

Year(s) of participation : 2018 
Collective gardens  
I am currently working on a book on collective gardens which should be released this fall. I am following three collective gardens with different functions: what interests me is to understand the current craze for this type of garden. Last year I did a work on the professionals of the Rhine (fishing, boatmen, maintenance of locks and dikes...). I am also working on the consequences of climate change in the Bas-Rhin, to make this impact visual.  

Year(s) of participation : 2018 
Scars of War  
This photo is part of a project called 'Scar of War'. The First World War ended a little more than a century ago, and traces of this bloody and barbaric episode can still be found in France. At La Main de Massiges, trenches and barbed wire are still present, and the bones of soldiers who disappeared during the war are still being exhumed. 
The decisive moment  
I've always had a passion for photography. I have a preference for sports photography as well as architecture and when I was able to get a credit for myself, I felt great. Sometimes I was able to get passes for international races or world championships and for me it was a great pride.

In sports photography, I always try to capture the decisive moment, the most neutral background possible, unusual and unconventional shots to underline the subject. 
Vincent PEAL  
Black Lives Matter  
The delicate balance between freedom of expression and health crisis. Photo taken during the 'Black Lives Matter' demonstration which brought together nearly 10,000 demonstrators in front of the Brussels Palais de Justice on 7 June. It depicts a man showing the photo of Leopold 2, King of the Belgians between 1865 and 1909 and founder of the independent state of Congo in 1885. By this fact he denounces the responsibility of Leopold II in the acts and exactions during this period of colonization. 'Brussels could not remain deaf to world emotion. Find my new photobook ' World News' on:  

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020  
Cerise HAMMER  
Hidden portraits  
For my part, the lockdown didn't stop me from turning on my camera! Here is the first photo I made during the lockdown which completes my series of hidden portraits. Always a hidden glance, a blurred face, which lets the viewer see and guess the person and the story he is hiding.  

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020 
My world  
'My world is walls and doors, the horizon is a window. The freedom to come and go seems old-fashioned, serenity, obsolete. I live confined like a third of the world's population. I am a woman and in my multitude, I am dreams, frustration, impatience, anger, fantasies. I compose my life with reassuring automatisms, I rebel against impotence, I savour bored boredom before I hate it. I miss others, looking at them distracts my gaze from myself. Confined, I have to cohabit with all those that I am. » Rhea ShirUdo - Self-portrait - Confined, Chilean girl 
Simon VIENNE  
Somewhere in Belgium  
Located somewhere in Belgium this convent was built on a spur, the site offers a beautiful view of the valley it overlooks. Rich in history, this now totally abandoned place has known many occupants: Carmelite nuns, Benedictine monks and then German soldiers during the war. The last residents left the place in 2008 by decision of the Christian association managing the place at the time. The buildings, which were partly damaged by the 'mérule', were to be bought by a real estate group in 2009 with the aim of reallocating them to quality housing. Still pending at the moment.  

Year(s) of participation : 7e édition 2017 
'We are at war'  
This project was done at the very beginning of containment, a few days after Emmanuel Macron's first speech to the entire nation saying 'we are at war'.
I do not know if we are really at war, but access to basic consumer goods in these times of dramatic health crisis calls into question the way society functions and human behaviour.
The series consists of 12 photos and has given rise to an installation.

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020, 3e édition 2013, 7e édition 2017, 1ère édition 2011!AjtuTn2YE6oVpjWihaenD0AM4cxZ?e=JtYHzB  
Catherine & Bernard DESJEUX  
Journey to the other's country  
This event - photographs, films, meetings, exchanges... - is a Mirror Game, mirror of the I. Some images in resonance. Fifty years of travelling and reporting: to show the other to the other: the one who goes to school, eats, plays, prays, cries or smiles. Beyond mental images, rich/poor, black/white, we have provoked this imaginary face-to-face that we carry within us. From Black Africa to the Loire, from Timbuktu to Ushant, from the Sahara to my home, from here to there via the Vistula and Siberia, we are all others: encounters of parallels.  

Year(s) of participation : 2014 
Black of shale  
Jean Cazelles creates the light of the dark. This, 'black of shale, black of smoke, black of coal and slag heaps', as his friend Jean-Claude Gautrand wrote, is a source of metamorphosis of reality. The photographer dissolves the very substance of the photograph: the object or fragment of nature is transfigured. Or, if one prefers, the initial subject must be deciphered. Jean Cazelles, a friend of Jean Dieuzaide, - the heliogravure, a delicious caviar -, an emulator of Ubac, Brassaï, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, reaches a mysterious form of abstraction. He remembers his visits to the Galerie de France, where he discovered Zao Wou Ki, Poliakoff, Hartung. In Cazelles' work, the hold of the material exceeds the pictorial effects: the laboratory defies any temptation of the real.

Benoît Decron

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Roland DEGLAIN  
Passionate about artistic photography  
Passionate about artistic photography, I find most of my inspiration in Brittany. I practice photography since childhood and conceive my practice as a school of patience, a school of the eye. Author-photographer since my retirement a few years ago, I write on my blog about photography and my favorite art works seen on exhibitions and fairs in Belgium and France. In lack of creativity during the lockdown, I welcome here the return of summer. 
Gilles MONACO  
This photo was taken near my home in Gemenos. These are the horses of the pony club Les Ecuries de Gémenos taken at sunset a little while ago. I have photographed a lot of my immediate surroundings. 
Catherine PETIT  
It rained  
Photographic composition of my still life series guided by the idea of plastic poetry; to stage little nothings with nothing; here a few wild violets in a box or nest of plastic; game of materials: water earth vegetable plastic. An exhibition planned and postponed to 2021 at the Ribeauvillé wine cellar. 
Bruno & Dorota SENECHAL  
The Penguins of the Subantarctic  
Animal photographers and frequent travelers we presented our popular series on Polar Bears and their cubs at the RDVI Show in 2018. The book which then won the public prize has since been awarded prizes in New York, Tokyo, Budapest, and Moscow. This year we present a new exhibition on penguins, accompanied by a new book to be published during the summer. Once again this will be an invitation to a journey to extreme areas. 'The Penguins of the Subantarctic', an exhibition to be discovered this year, notably at the Paris Photo Salon.  

Year(s) of participation : 2020 
It rains on my city  
It is with great pleasure that I present to you an image from my latest series entitled 'It's raining on my city.... “. Rain allows us to see our direct environment in a different light. It offers us a less strict and softer, more abstract and almost blurred vision of our daily life. Rain allows us to reinvent scenes of life and to imagine a new context to the one around us.  

Year(s) of participation : 9ème édition 2020 
Loredana CELANO  
What I will remember  
Of my journey, what I remember are details, fragments’s places that are particularly fascinated me, amazed and seduced me. I explored the landscape through the use of my camera pushing myself through the limits, in order to confuse the viewer and confuse myself on the representation of 'realism', abstracting myself from the specific context, and I discovered a world in another abstract world, surreal, at times lunar, but profoundly contemporary and concrete. 
Daniel KIEFFER  
A virus is turning the world upside down and sowing discord even in a remote valley... The story told here was written and staged on a day-to-day basis during the lockdown related to the Coronavirus in April-May 2020. With simple figurines set in unlikely locations and with humorous texts, Daniel Kieffer takes us on an incredible adventure. Hard on the heels of Uncle and Mylène he walks through a country more or less locked down and plunges us into the new time, uncertain and feverish, which has invited itself into our daily lives without warning. Surrounded by neighbours never short of crazy ideas, the two characters lead us into a quirky chronicle, by the text as well as by the photographs. The succession of scenes resembles a bittersweet newspaper mixing the real, the poetic and the playful. 32 episodes thus constitute a beautiful escape and work as remedies in the sometimes difficult context of Covid 19. If the questions asked are real, the protagonists' answers are much less so, the situations are diverted with humour and derision: their discourse is multiple, as is ours regarding the pandemic. 
Marie-France ZUMAQUERO  
Camargue Lifelines  
'Land of flamingos, bulls and horses, land of work for men where rectangles, squares and triangles are coloured. As they gain height, crossing rice fields and swamps, these lifelines appear.' I'm exhibiting until July 19th at the gallery of the FMR cultural café in l'Isle sur la Sorgue (Vaucluse) my series 'Camargue Lifelines'.  

Year(s) of participation : 9e édition 2020, 7e édition 2017, 1ère édition 2011 
“Fang” (mud in valencian) is the new project of the Spanish photographer Iván Navarro. It is a study of valencian identity through the interpretation of the most relevant symbols of this culture. In this picture Iván talks about valencian history by means of the photo transfer technique; to be what we are is to see where we came from. 
Lost places  
After 'Carismarkus' has been on tour throughout Europe for five years and has already exhibited its 'Lost Places' twice at the RDVI, it is now time for the first photo book. With his very own style, he conveys without any excitement the silence and grace inherent in these buildings. And for exactly this reason it is worthwhile to take the book in your hand again and again, even after years, because this grace is timeless. The book in three languages (German, French and English) is financed by crowdfounding and can be pre-ordered on the campaign site. Campaign: Homepage with additional information: 
Photo culinaire  
I make my living with culinary photography, for advertising and publishing.
Here, the challenge is always the perfect, idealized and harmonious situation.
In real life, situations are never like that.
I love those 'lame' moments, which spread an aesthetic in light and graphics and still remain authentic!
During this lockdown I had the chance to observe these moments much more; in my house, my kitchen and my garden.
Always in search of an expression between photography and painting, I am in the process of making a series: 'still lifes of real life'. 
Juliette PAVY  
Modes de vies alternatifs  
Je travaille actuellement sur un projet de photographie documentaire à propos des modes de vies alternatifs.
Je viens de lancer une campagne de financement participatif qui doit m'aider à concrétiser la production d’un livre et d’une exposition sur ce projet.

Membre Hans Lucas 
Realization of series inspired by the lockdown and the current situation: - 'Rêvalité” (pun of “dream” and “reality”) - 'Éloge du vide' (Laudation for the void) - 'Strasbourg un soir du 14 mars' (Strassbourg on the evening of March 14th) “In these uncertain moments, where the distance is covered with a veil of dreams, where only imagination can push the walls, the gaze is set on everyday life with another point of view. We discover a warm smile in the familiar, flowers don't fade here, already we are elsewhere. Not far from childhood without doubt, with this ability to see things that only speak to oneself, friends who are imaginary only for others who see mere objects in them. Here in this refuge, neither there nor elsewhere, just in 'dream-reality'.  
Ignacio HAASER  
Cuba ay que luchar  
Beyond the aesthetic and poetic side that certain images of the series « Cuba ay que luchar » (Cuba, we must fight) may evoke, the revolution was not necessarily the solution to all the problems that existed before Castro came to power. There is a certain balance, but it is very precarious and there is still a significant dichotomy between the different strata of society. The series also includes some portraits of young boxing apprentices at the Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo, which Alberto Gonzales Caturla, a former boxer turned trainer, gave me the opportunity to realize shortly.  
Françoise JEUDY-KRANTZ  
Singapore of glass, steel & orchids  
After my book 'Singapore of glass, steel & orchids' presented at RDVI 2020, two news: · My short photo film presented at the regional competition has been edited nationally. Here is the link : Le Gardian · The publication of Jean-Michel JEUDY's collection of poems 'Le cœur en abîme'. Until then, my husband (JMJ) was inspired by my photos to write his poems. For this book, he asked me to illustrate his texts with 'lace photos'. The book is available from the author, Translated with (free version) 
Mathieu THIEBAUT  
Brick by brick  
I continue to work on my 'Bricks by Bricks' series. Humor, reflection, everyday accessories and figurines, it's all there. The objective is always to attract the attention of the public of all ages, with characters who look like us, in the craziest situations. This series will be visible at the Colmar exhibition centre at the beginning of October, during the Fana'Briques show, and I hope to see it solo in Strasbourg before the end of the year. I would also like to thank the visitors of RDV-I 2020 for awarding me the public prize (the second one after the one obtained during 'Luminance' in Achenheim)  

Year(s) of participation : 9ème édition 2020 
Marie-Agnès KOPP  
Time is nothing but eternity in motion. Representing both the movement of the instant, and the immobility of the timeless could be the way to represent a poetic destiny. I have an exhibition planned for September 15-29, 2020, in Strasbourg, at the church of St-Pierre le Vieux, which will be called 'la Route'. Finally, I am going to publish a second book of my photographs accompanied by poems I wrote, in September 2020, published by Unicité. It will be entitled 'On the Edge of the Wind'. 
Current book project  
Current book project 'The Pension – Little get aways Get away refers to the escape from the real world and its demands in favour of an illusory reality. In the productions of Melanie Haberkorn individuals are portrayed at the border of outward appearance and imaginary self. The results are subtly humorous syntheses of the two worlds which present themselves to the viewer as bizarre situations that keep something of a mystery. The accessories used symbolize the self-perception, dreams and fears of the portrayed persons and stand symbolically for their occasional get aways from reality, for their 'little escapements'. 
The trace, the absence, reveals something that was there, that existed there. Formerly intimate spaces reveal stories brought to light by destruction. More rarely, abandoned objects are still there.
The fundamental principle of photography is to freeze the moment, to bear witness to an 'it has been'. The destruction that generates these missing houses operates in a similar way. What is removed reveals the remains of a brutal vertical archaeology that the photographer in turn comes to fix. Just before the logic of the real estate sector replaces definitively this bygone past, by other stories and other lives.

I exhibit at Fontvieille (13) with Artprogress on September 4, 5 and 6, 2020, if all goes well. 
Véronique ABOUR  
I am sending you an image of my last series 'Marrakich' made in the streets of Marrakech in the early morning.

'We are nomads. Sometimes we pause for a short time in our search.”
[Photographer REZA].

An exhibition scheduled for September 17 to 20, Phot'Aubrac where I would like to expose my series 'Regard Posé'. 
The Golden Cage  
jPhlipp's 'The Golden Cage' refers to the bondage of our rich civilization in times of Covid-19. The restriction of physical proximity makes him replace the model by a concrete block. 
Mariapia BRACCHI  
Locked down  
Locked down with my son Adrien since March 17, 2020, we take a photo every two days, using only what is at hand.
We thus remain creative and reactive.
Regarding the scandal linked to the shortage of masks, we made our owns! 
Thibaut FROEHLY  
Always choose the light  
An image that reflects the situation we are going through. A situation filled with uncertainty. A contrasting situation, which is not easy for anyone and affects us all. A new and exceptional situation. This vagueness makes the choices we have to make very difficult, in these times more than ever. May our choices always be enlightened, constructive and unifying. 
Pascal REGALDI  
The life after  
Since the activity has come to a standstill, I document the reality of the small town where I live: Salins les Bains. I photograph all the local actors with my Leica and post one photo a day (associations, shopkeepers, but also inhabitants...) to create a link between all of them. The series was called 'Confinés mais ensembles' (Locked down, but still together)' and was renamed 'La vie d'après' (The life after).

I have upcoming exhibitions in June (usually) 'Portraits of Craftsmen' in the gallery 'Le Bocal' at Salins les Bains and in September a musically accompanied exhibition in Ornans showing photos from Cuba: 'le temps suspendu' (time suspended). 

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