For nineteen years, spring has been the moment when les Boutographies blossom once again in Montpellier. Nourished by the sap of European photographic creation, the festival offers us an eclectic vision, open to the most recent artistic initiatives, and as such faithful to its purpose of talent-spotter and pioneer of new form
The jury’s projection presents works that require less staging. Twenty
series of very high quality are on offer here, covering most of
photography’s fields: documentaries, conceptual, intimate, or familial,
and also humorous. For instance, the photographers Martha Frieda Friedel, Brigitte Lustenberger and Marja Sterch deal with more conceptual questions on the concepts of beauty and the sublime.
Beyond the Pavillon Populaire, ten other structures, already active in the artistic area, welcome exhibitions linked with les Boutographies. This network will give you the opportunity to further explore the city, using photography as both an excuse and the starting point to new perceptions, maybe even a renewed desire for images. You are all invited to participate in these moments of encounters and conviviality with the photographers, the audience, and all of the festival’s team.
Brigitte Lustenberger is nominated in the official selection of the festival and for The Jury Prize.