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Bourges

Post by rhodej00 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:28 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hi all

The last few lines of Emmanuel's email seem to be missing.
They are as follows:

Please contact me by e-mail for any enquiry :

bigler [at] ens2m (dot) fr

All the best, I keep you informed

--
Emmanuel Bigler
Besançon, France

I have already contacted Henri Gaud to say I am going.No reply yet.

John
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Scottish Photographers

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4-th French LF Conference, Bourges, France, Oct. 10-12, 2008

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:15 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

4-th French Large Format Conference, Bourges, France, October 10, 11, 12 2008

This conference is the continuation of a series of conferences organised by a French-speaking Large Format Community & Friends who regularly meet on http://www.galerie-photo.com, http://www.galerie-photo.info, and in the real world !

This conference is the 4-th conference; previous events were held in Nîmes, France in June 2004, Fontfroide Abbey, France in October 2006 and Montreux, Switzerland in September 2007.

The 2008 conference is sponsored and hosted by the local government of Département du Cher.

All lectures and presentations will be given in French but a lot of time is devoted to informal gathering, many participants do speak English & other foreign languages, so based on the previous conferences, the language barrier is not a real problem.

Location : Hôtel du Département du Cher, Place Marcel Plaisant,
Bourges, France.

Dates : Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2008


Admission to the conference is FREE of CHARGE.
Many thanks to our sponsors !!
Lunches to be paid extra, see below.

Linguistic note : in France, a hôtel might not always be a hotel; in our case, Hôtel du Département is in fact a superb historical mansion where the local government has its headquarters. So please do not ask for accommodation at Hôtel du Département du Cher ;)

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Programme

Friday, October 10.

5 pm (17:00) Arrival / Welcome - salle du Duc Jean Duc (Jean Duke Hall) at Hôtel du Département

6 pm - 7 pm (18:00-19:00) Presentation of the conference by Henri Gaud, Henri Peyre, Marc Genevrier and Erick Mengual

7 pm - 8 pm (19:00-20:00) Visit of the photo exhibition, Noirlac project, presentation of the book "Noirlac(s). réel(s) photographique(s)/photographic reality/ies"

8 pm (20:00) Apéritif & dinner

Accommodation : each participant arranges on his own.

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Saturday, October 11


9 am - 9:30 am Welcome

9:30 am Henri Peyre : Le réel en photographie (Reality in photography)

10:45 am : Erick Mengual - Le droit à l'image dans l'histoire (Image rights in history)


11:45 am : Apéritif & Lunch

2 pm - 4 pm (14:00 - 16:00) : Informal gathering, exchanges, workshops : fabrication and images

4 pm - 5:30 pm (16:00 - 17:30) : Le Flare, Emmanuel Bigler and Henri Gaud

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm (17:45 - 18:45) : Galerie de l'Evolution - Marc Genevrier and Henri Peyre (Gallery of Evolution)

6:45 pm - 5:15 pm (18:45 - 19:15) : Pierre Stringa - La gélatine de veau est-elle photographique ? (Is calf gelatin photographic ?)

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm (19:15 - 19:45) : Apéritif with local specialities

8 pm (20:00) : Dinner

9 pm (21:00) : Night visit of the old Bourges city, commented by various participants.

11 pm (23:00) : End of day

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Sunday, October 12.

9 am - 9:30 am : Start

9:30 am - 10:30 am : The making of a collective photo book project, by Marc Genevrier and Philippe Do, about the book : "Noirlac(s). réel(s) photographique(s)/photographic reality/ies" sharing the experiences of the group Photographe(s) who made the book.

10:30 am - 10:45 am : Break

10:45 am - 12:00 : Workshop, Images and Machines

12:00 - 1 pm (12:00 - 13:00) : Apéritif with local specialities in Menetou Salon Lounge

1 pm - 2:30 pm (13:00 - 14:30) Lunch and Coffee

2:30 pm (14:30) : End of the conference, presentation of future projects

Note : for lunches & dinners served in common to conference attendees, the price has been fixed to 20 euros per lunch/dinner per person, beverages are not included. 4 lunches/dinners are scheduled for a total of 80 euros. Lunches/dinners should be paid in advance upon registration, there are no other fees at all. Each participant should arrange for his/her own accommodation. Registration will be open as of September 1, 2008 and all technical and practical details will be announced at the time.

For all additional information please contact Henri Gaud by e-mail :
henrigaud (hosted by) editionsgaud (dot) com

A non-exhaustive list of people who have contributed to this project : Erick Mengual, Henri Peyre, Marc Genevrier, Emmanuel Bigler, Philippe Domingos, Henri Gaud.

Latest news will be posted here :
http://www.galerie-photo.info/forum/rea ... 13&t=21013
See you in Bourges in October !
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Location of the Bourges LF conference, Place Marcel Plaisant

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:57 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

The Bourges LF conference is coming soon
The Hôtel du Dépârtement du Cher is located donwtown in the historical centre, Place Marcel Plaisant, very close to the Saint Étienne cathedral.
Actually, to the best of my knowledge, there is only a single gothic cathedral in Bourges, so the risk of error is limited.

This is the place :
http://www.viamichelin.fr/viamichelin/f ... 2&ie=UTF-8


For a nice festival of « leaning/falling photographic towers » for this poor cathedral, a simple search yields many nice examples ;) ;)

http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&q= ... ages&gbv=2

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Today !

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:21 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Dear friends of the LF-UK group.
The Bourges LF conference starts today.

If my informations are reliable,
http://www.galerie-photo.info/forum/rea ... eply_22535
Joanna C. and a sub-group of the LF-UK gang are already there.
My understanding is that they needed at least whole week to train themselves to the very long French lunch break.
I'll be at the conference tomorrow morning and see at lunch time if the training was efficient.

Of course we'll report here next week.

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Re: Today !

Post by Apple » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Emmanuel Bigler wrote: Joanna C. and a sub-group of the LF-UK gang are already there.
My understanding is that they needed at least whole week to train themselves to the very long French lunch break.
I'll be at the conference tomorrow morning and see at lunch time if the training was efficient.
Emmanuel,

Good luck with the conference :)

Joanna should have no trouble adapting to the lunch hour(s) as she's a member of the Tearoom Appreciation Society here in the UK - many an hour has been lovingly spent in said establishments waiting for the rain to stop and allow some photography (or that's the excuse :wink: )

Andrew
Full Member of the Tearoom Appreciation Society - affiliated to UKLFPG.

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LF conference in Bourges, France : brief report

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:09 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Dear friends of the UK LF group !

This is a short report about our conference in Bourges, Cher, France, last week-end.

The weather was actually perfect, unusally warm during the day. The Local Governemnt of the French Republic hosted us in the the official conference rooms of Conseil Général du Cher, a superb old mansion built by the French Monarchy, where all local modern democratic debates take place routinely. We could see that royalists in the old times had anticipated everything, even the future.

The number of attendees was about 60.

During our free time, from the conference room upstairs we could admire the Bourges cathedral and the old city from a point of view rarely seen by the public; however when official sessions take place, a few seats a reserved for the public (and, incidentally, the taxpayers ;) ) so keen photographers can actually enter the place (probably after the usual security check, or by invitation) and take pictures from a superb point of view.

Our beloved Archibishop of Moisenay & Galerie-Photo (alias Henri Gaud, one of the organisers of the conference) had warned us a long time in advance that our cathedrals in general and Saint Étienne in Bourges in particular are built oriented East-West, so that the magnificent façade actually gets sun in the afternon only. We could not resist, however, to take pictures of the cathedral at different hours of the day. After a somewhat hazy morning, we got bright sunshine so we could select several different kinds of lights for the picture !

The galerie-photo conference, besides some formal presentations by volunteers, is the place to exchange within the community about equipement, images & process. This year there were fewer cameras & equipment but more various images & portfolios in all kinds of processes including an amazing multi-layer coloured gum-bichromated. In fact I could not get enough time to discuss with everybody and see everuthing !

I have been absolutely delighted to exchange with young enthusiastic photographers showing their black and white baryt prints. This had a painful side effect to me, i.e. reminding me that I cannot find enought time this days to develop and print B&W images myslef.

Among superb images, I was impressed by delicate palladium prints in the 5x4 format by Laurence Tondu who started this process after a convincing and fascinating demonstration by Philippe Ayral in 2003, during a memourable galerie-photo meeting.

And, last but ot least, we are delighted to have met the British delegation of the UK LF group. Not only could we, on this occasion, meet Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, Joanna & friend in person, but we could also reassure ourselves by stroking several different real Ebonys in the real world !

Apparently the language barrier was not a problem, except at one formal presentation when a pair of eccentric French speakers (yes, eccentricity is not proper to the British, sorry to say that frankly; I cannot disclose their names here) insisted as a challenge in disregarding the microphones, so that even young and fine-eared native French attendees could not hear anything at all ;)


I probably forget many other good moments, but I should mention that before the Sunday lunch served at the conference room, we had a wine tasting session offered by a local producer.


For those of you that could visit Bourges in the next weeks, the exhibition of photographs related to the conference will be displayed at Palais Jacques Coeur (within walking distance form the cathedral) until the end of October, 2008. Another exhibition is still up in Noirlac Abbey, located at 1/2 h drive south of Bourges by the motorway, Noirlac is the place where the pictures have been taken for our project, now completed.

As a conclusion we should thank again the local government of Conseil Général du Cher for their hospitality !

And regarding....

....waiting for the rain to stop and allow some photography...

Well, believe me or not, but during the Satuday evening meal, Joanna explained me in detail how she actually took a picture with rain falling on the sea. It is in fact a slightly different version of the well-known and highly-regarded photographic waterfall recorded with a long exposure time. Here, as far as I have understood, the sea water was actually almost horizontal (unlike water in the waterfall which is usually vertical, at least in all French waterfalls I am aware of, but British waterfalls may differ); however the rain was falling horizontally according to Joanna's report, and the effect of the long exposure time was, as she said, superb !

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reports on the Bourges conference (continued)

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

For those who can read french, other reports about the Bourges meeting here on galerie-photo.info

http://www.galerie-photo.info/forum/rea ... 38&t=22938

http://www.galerie-photo.info/forum/rea ... 07&t=23107

Wheter you can read French or not, images of the meeting taken by Pascal Beillard have been posted here on Michel Guigue's web site

http://galeriegf.free.fr/bourges/

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Re: Today !

Post by Joanna Carter » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:09 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

This reply is a little late but the only connection I could find wouldn't allow posting to this site :evil:
Emmanuel Bigler wrote:If my informations are reliable ... Joanna C. and a sub-group of the LF-UK gang are already there.
Mais bien sûr, nous nous sommes déjà installées dans notre hôtel, nous préparons d'aller au commencement du congrès.

What's more it's wonderfully sunny, warm and with lots of great autumn colour on the trees :-)
Emmanuel Bigler wrote:My understanding is that they needed at least whole week to train themselves to the very long French lunch break.
As you should know, we have already been here for two weeks, training hard and are set to reach Olympic standard in the 10mtr baguette tossing event <gd&r>
Emmanuel Bigler wrote:I'll be at the conference tomorrow morning and see at lunch time if the training was efficient.
I take it you will be providing the necessary alimentation for the tests ?

à bientôt

Joanna
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Re: Today !

Post by Joanna Carter » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:13 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Apple wrote:Joanna should have no trouble adapting to the lunch hour(s) as she's a member of the Tearoom Appreciation Society here in the UK - many an hour has been lovingly spent in said establishments waiting for the rain to stop and allow some photography (or that's the excuse :wink: )
So, now Andrew and David are joining us here in France. As I write this, we are spending some serious effort waiting for them here in the Auberge du Quai in Roscoff, maintaining our coffee/tea drinking fitness levels, even though it is wonderfully sunny.
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Some pictures from Bourges, for your family album !

Post by Emmanuel Bigler » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:28 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00


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