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Lynda Laird wins the Fondation Louis Roederer student competition

The Planche(s) Contact jury, chaired by Bettina Rheims, has awarded its 2016 prize to British photographer Lynda Laird (London College of Communication) for her work L’amour lui-même doit s’endormir. For this series, the artist turned her attention to the Franciscaines, a former orphanage soon to become a museum. The photographer chose to immortalise the spot before its renovation, to capture the traces of the souls who once lived there. The jury hailed the subtlety of Lynda Laird’s work, awarding her a €5,000 grant. New this year is the Prix du Public, worth €3,000, now awarded to Vincent Marcq (ENSP Arles). Lynda Laird’s work will be shown during the Festival Planche(s) Contact. Following the Festival, the prints will join the City of Deauville’s public photography...

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Frédéric Rouzaud, 2016 winner of the Prix Montblanc des Arts et de la Culture

The Fondation Louis Roederer has been recognised for its commitment to artistic creation. The 2016 winner of the Prix Montblanc des Arts et de la Culture, Frédéric Rouzaud – CEO of Louis Roederer – has been raised to the status of a “great sponsor”. He founded the Fondation Louis Roederer in 2011, in order to structure and perpetuate the foundation’s sponsorship policy, which since 2003 has been aimed at great cultural institutions and confirmed or emerging artists. This year, the foundation was a partner of the Seydou Keïta exhibition at the Grand Palais, the Jean-Michel Alberola and Michel Houellebecq exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, and the Richard Avedon exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France opening on 18 October. The foundation also funds the Louis Roederer research grant every year. In addition, the institution supports numerous festivals and artistic events including Planche(s) Contact in Deauville, the Festival international d’Art Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence and the Prix de...

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Marianne Le Galliard, laureate of the research grant from the Fondation Louis Roederer 2015

Marianne Le Galliard, PhD in History of Art at Université de Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, whose depiction thesis subject was on Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Richard Avedon, has received the annual research grant from the Fondation Louis Roederer, the name of her sponsor. This grant for photography was created nine years ago in partnership with the BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France), and Marianne le Galliard has been awarded €10,000 for her research project on the American fashion photography magazine Harper’s Bazaar between 1927 and 1975, of which the completed collection is found in the BnF Law, economics, politics department. Marianne Le Galliard is archivist of the Fondation Hartung-Bergman of Antibes and scientific advisor of several cultural foundations. With this project around a magazine illustrated by famous photographers, she “seeks to show that this review is more than a fashion magazine. It’s one of the great productions of emblematic images of the 20th century constitutive of our contemporary visual culture. It will be for me to propose a definition of photography such as Harper’s Bazaar built and developed it over these 50 years of publication.” The Fondation Louis Roederer is an imporant sponsor engaged in the photographic exhibitions of the BnF and supporting, through this grant, the advancement of scientific works on photography....

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Festival Planche(s) Contact in Deauville

On 17 October 2015 the Festival Planche(s) will open in Deauville, in France, and will run until 29 November 2015, sponsored by the Fondation Louis Roederer. It celebrates the town through the eyes of the photographer. Since its creation in 2010, Planche(s) Contact, festival of photographic creations in Deauville, has invited artists to create, under photographic commissions, by appropriating the town of Deauville, which has been a source of inspiration for a number of famous photographers: Jacques Henri Lartigue, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Doisneau. Their clichés inspired by Deauville are stored after each festival and replenish the photographic collection of the town. The photographic collection will be presented in the future cultural project of the Franciscans, which will open in Deauville in 2018. The artistic director, Philippe Normand, defines the ‘planche contact” as “a mosaic of images, a narration and the birth of a new approach to photography”. The laureate in 2014, Maïa Izzo-Foulquier, will be present to continue her work. The exclusive sponsor of this festival is the Fondation Louis Roederer and has supported young photographers since 2009. It will give back a prize to one of the students coming from the large European schools of photography on 24 October 2015. Ten students are incidently welcomed each year to the residency thanks to the foundation. Deauville and Normandy played an important role for photography and the Impressionist movement in 19th century. The Festival intends to put on a little more with its 6th...

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