This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
The Circulation(s) festival is one of the most original and ambitious project in contemporary photography. It is dedicated to the European photographic diversity and it aims to discover new talents. Since its creation in 2011, more than 225 artists have been exposed and the festival welcomed about 250,000 visitors. Both a springboard for young photographers and a laboratory of contemporary creativity, the festival occupies a specific place in the French and international photographic field, attracting a constantly growing audience.
The programming articulates around the jury selection, following an international call for applications, the invited artists, the invited gallery and school, and the godfather’s carte blanche. 450 artworks are produced by the festival and restituted to the artists at the end of the exhibition (touring excluded). Paris becomes a place of international photo meeting.