The Photo Festival of La Gacilly

Festival photo of La Gacilly

The Photo Festival in La Gacilly was created 14 years ago, and is now the largest open-air Photo Festival in France, with more than two million visitors to its name. The Festival has a strong sustainable development element to it, and features photographs highlighting ethical and humanist issues, taken by the greatest photographers from both the world of art and the world of photo-journalism.

During four months more than 700 extra-large photos are on display in the streets, gardens and alleyways of La Gacilly, transforming it into nothing less than an open-air gallery of photographic art.

And by choosing to mount and show these photos outdoors, the Festival is able to bring a photographic exhibition of great quality, free of charge, to the greatest number of people possible. The streets become a “public space” in the true sense of the term, with photos that educate us, call into question our values and the sense we give to people and things, surprise us, bewitch us and fill us with wonder. This public space becomes a place for all generations to exchange ideas and debate.

The 2017 Edition | 3rd june – 30th september

The themes of the edition are Africa and the animal-human relationship.

African Photography

Seydou Keïta – Malick Sidibé – Mama Casset – Oumar Ly – Omar Victor Diop – Fatoumata Diabaté – Aïda Muluneh – James Barnor – Jean Depara – Baudouin Mouanda – Girma Berta – Akintunde Akinleye – Nyani Quarmyne – Sammy Baloji – François-Xavier Gbré – Arthur Rimbaud

The animal-human relationship

Elliott Erwitt – Eric Pillot – Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt – Rob MacInnis – Daniel Naudé – Brent Stirton – David Chancellor – Joel Sartore – Tim Flach – Paras Chandaria – Ed Alcock (Cdt 56) – Emanuele Scorcelletti

The environmental stakes

Emmanuel Berthier – Phil Moore
La Photographie Émergente

Guided tours

Marion - guide speaker

Marion – guide speaker

Guided tours are on offer to explore the festival in depth, the photographs, the themes…

Every fridays, 11.00 AM and 3.00 PM
Visit time : 1 h 15
In french or in english.

Price :5 € – reduiced price : 4 € (groups from 20 personnes, children less than 10, students, unemployed…)

Information, booking and departure point: The Tourist Office –

The Photo Festival Bookshop

The Photo Festival bookshop is open during the festival and offers hundreds of references linked to the Festival, to the photos and photographers on show, but also to photography in general and to the great names in photojournalism, and celebrated and famous photographers. You will also find travel narratives and writers’ travel diaries.

Further information

Free access : from June 3rd 2017 to September 30th 2017

Festival Photo La Gacilly
Contact : 02 99 08 68 00