Whether you’re a professional, amateur or simply an avid photographer, the Planche(s) Contact Deauville Photography Festival is well worth a visit for its many indoor and outdoor exhibits showcasing work by photographers from all over the world. Visitors can also attend workshops and master classes to learn more about photography and perfect their camera skills.

Despite the current Covid-19 global pandemic, the Planche(s) Contact Deauville Photography Festival has revised its original programme so that it can still go ahead, all while respecting the health and safety measures currently in place. Certain artists travelling from Africa and New Zealand are no longer taking part in this year’s festival, but hope to be there next time.

© Festival Planches Contact Deauville 2020

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Now in its 11th year, the Planche(s) Contact Deauville Photography Festival will explore the work of seven photographers who have been in residence in Deauville ahead of the opening of the festival to the general public. This year, Nikos Aliagas, Evangelia Kranioti, Lorenzo Castore, Todd Hido, Mathias Depardon, Philippe Chancel and Riverboom will present the fruits of their labour as part of this brand newcollection of exhibits, which play on both the environment and landmarks around the seaside resort of Deauville.


From the very start, the Planche(s) Contact Deauville Photography Festival has set up its exhibits both in the open air and local landmarks such as the iconic Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy. The large exhibition on the beach is one of the most important parts of the festival and can be enjoyed by anyone taking a stroll down Deauville’s famous boardwalk. This year, enjoy the festival’s nod to its neighbour across the Channel, witha collection of iconic photos of seaside resort New Brighton and the British seaside in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Self-portrait, Benidorm, Spain,1997 © martin parr magnum photos ©Martin Parr Collection Magnum Photos



This year, the festival has partnered with the photo4food Foundation, inviting four of its artists – Charlotte Bovy, Thomas Dhellemmes, Letizia Le Fur and AnaïsTondeur –to display and sell their work as part of this year’s exhibition. Proceeds from these photos, which will be auctioned off on 23 October 2020, will go to a local charity.

‘The aim of the foundation is to make art accessible to everyone.This initiative is our raison d’être; fighting poverty by selling photos and helping to repay our photographer’s generosity by involving them in a unique exhibition.’

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