International Photo Festival

Photo Festival La Gacilly

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – 2015 Yusef Hawkin’s face is gone and now this child’s face has also been totally erased from the world. I believe her name was Janelle Lynn McCleese, born in 1987 and died in 1990. How did she die? I have imagined that she was hit by a car. The mural lived much longer than she did. Perhaps brevity really is part of the beauty and function of these murals—that their eventual loss further reflects the neighborhood’s demographic changes, the passage of time, the brevity of life. I won’t ever forget Janelle’s face and her lovingly fixed hair. She lives inside all of us who passed by and took notice of her as we walked down Lewis Ave.,-- us, the lucky living, wondrously and briefly animated by life.
© Floriane de Lassée
© Floriane de Lassée

From May 31 to September 30, 2014
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Created 11 years ago, the “people & nature” photo festival of La Gacilly is an ethical and humanistic photography crossing eyes of photographers from the world of art and photojournalism.
Programming in 2014 : Ansel Adams, Nick Brandt, Pete McBride, Steve McCurry, Michael Nichols, Robert Capa, Russel James, Edouard Boubat, Guillaume Herbaut, Floriane de Lassée, Georges Mérillon, Mathieu Pernot, Patrick Tourneboeuf


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Véronique Poczobut, photo editor of PRIVATE magazine.

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