1st edition : Jun 3-30 2017. Theme : analogue photography
The artists we choose to expose are representative of the medium possibilities. With documentary, plastic art set up, collage, and more, the photographers are using several ways to assure the persistence of a 200 years old wish.
Start a festival is a challenge. To make a success out of this 1st edition, the festival has 3 requirements:
Content requirement: choosing quality over quantity, the number of exhibitions will be limited to 10 for the 1st edition. Artists, both French and foreigners, will be equally paid, and no member of the association will show his personal work.
The project is open to everyone, offering participative animations for all: schools, beginners and professionals. They will happen in dedicated spots, from downtown to peripheral districts. We also wish to open a special exhibition place for every student of photography in the city.
The Opic association members are aware that chemicals processes may be the cause of toxic pollution. Because of this, we would like to organize a real sensitization. Directives will be distributed to ensure this prevention. They will mention the most toxic traditional products and offer ecologic alternatives.