The Photographic Excitement: A Festival In Angoulême.

The L'émoi photographique festival was created by the association of the same name. It takes place every year in Angoulême in April, with Africa as a recurring theme. This photographic event is an opportunity to discover numerous free exhibitions in the city of Angoulême and its large metropolitan area.

A festival around Africa.

The L'émoi photographique festival, created in 2013 by the association of the same name, takes place in April in the city of Angoulême and its large metropolitan area.

This photographic event has chosen Africa as a recurring subject of its programming: the African continent is honored, either by the subject matter or by the origin of the photographers. However, this young festival is open to all kinds of works.

The first edition of this event, which showcases African photographers and encourages exchange, was sponsored by the Ambassador of Benin to UNESCO, Professor Joseph Yaï Olabiyi Babaola.

Edition 2023 translates to "2023 edition" in English.

The 10th edition of the L'émoi photographique festival is taking place in Angoulême from March 25 to April 30, 2023. This year's theme is "Arborescence".

A true dialogue between the person photographed and the photographer, a portrait can convey a political, sociological, or aesthetic message while presenting a snapshot of a life, community, or idea.

Program 2023:

Friday, March 24:
5 pm - Inauguration at the Théâtre d'Angoulême, Scène Nationale
6 pm - Inauguration of the Hôtel du Palais

Saturday, March 25:
11 am - Inaugural visit to exhibitions at Espace Franquin
2 pm - Itinerant visit starting at the Hôtel du département and moving to the Parvis de l'Hôtel de ville around 3 pm, Hôtel st Simon, Place Louvel, and the Musée d'Angoulême around 5:30 pm, with the opening ceremony.

Sunday, March 26:
Meetings with Olivier Muhlhoff and present photographers,
Portfolio reading with Pascal Quittemelle, publisher of "Profession Photographe" magazine

Sunday, April 2:
3 pm - Meeting at the Musée d'Angoulême with Peggy Calvez-Allaire


Saturdays in April - "À l'origine du cœur" (At the Heart's Origin)
Take a photograph of your heart with the Trigone collective
Cyanotype initiations every Saturday at 3 pm at Hôtel St-Simon, 15 rue de la cloche verte, 16000 Angoulême.

Thursday, April 6:
12:15 pm - Meeting with Peggy Allaire at the Musée d'Angoulême

Sunday, April 30:
Meetings with present photographers and closing ceremony.

Practical information.

The 10th edition of the L'émoi photographique festival takes place from March 25th to April 30th, 2023 in various cultural venues in Angoulême and its greater metropolitan area (municipal museum of Angoulême, Espace Franquin, Salle Iribe, Hôtel Saint Simon, MJC Grande Garenne...).

Municipal Museum of Angoulême
1 rue Friedland
16000 Angoulême

Tel: 05 45 95 79 88

Free exhibitions
Paid workshops and conferences

Author: Audrey
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More informations:
In French: L'émoi photographique : un festival à Angoulême
En español: El revuelo fotográfico: un festival en Angoulême.
In italiano: L'emozione fotografica: un festival ad Angoulême.
Auf Deutsch: Das fotografische Aufregung: ein Festival in Angoulême.
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