Independent, thorough, and rigorous, Polka Magazine explains our world and the lives of those who inhabit it through images. Polka looks for strong and deliberate visual narratives that cover current events, politics, the arts, fashion and culture.
Guided by her family's centennial passion for photography, cécile schall created fotofever in 2011. she runs this project independently, supported by a passionate team, loyal contractors and numerous galleries who trust her completely.
« Civic Service » is a voluntary commitment. The core objective of Civic Service is to reinforce national cohesion and social diversity. The volunteers choose to carry out a community work assignment for at least six months; they are at the service of others. In return, they receive an allowance of 573 Euros a month. “Civic Service” is an assignment accessible to everyone from 16 to 25. Since the 10th March 2010 law was enacted, there have been six thousand volunteers in 2010 and thirty-five thousand in 2014.
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I am a young platform dedicated to visual and digital arts. My magazine invites you to dive into the burgeoning world of contemporary art, landmark, accompanies and promotes emerging talent from around the world.
The Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais ( Rmn-GP) is a public cultural institution under the Ministry of Culture and Communication .
She was created in 2011 from the merger of the National Museums and the Grand Palais, to be a cultural operator of international level, boasting a landmark and building on the expertise and complementarity of activities both institutions.
Under The Milky Way is a company dedicated to the digital distribution of films and audiovisual programs. Under The Milky Way brings you a wide selection of films and series from all over the world on demand. We distribute these films through legal and reputable platforms such as iTunes, Google, Amazon, Vudu, etc. ensuring the highest standard of quality for your movie watching experience! Under The Milky Way is the result of an international team working directly with rights-holders to bring you the best, but also the odd, the hard-to-find, the somewhat different, the disturbing, the old, and also the future of cinema as we know it Under The Milky Way.
COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, "9 Days of Premieres in Hollywood", was founded in 1996 by The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also supported by l’Association des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-Producteurs (ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC, TV France International and UNIFRANCE.
The review that pushes the boundaries of the written word to expand images
MORE is a new photographic review edited by Factory Editions, and limited to 1,501 numbered copies.
« We have selected millions of images: from all over, from around the clock and from all formats. MORE can offer respite. It is not a magazine, it is a review, a quality product that will never go out of fashion, always without advertisements. MORE tells beautiful stories about people, places and objects with a new way of writing about photography and a new tempo." P. Manoury, editor-in-chief and artistic director. The selected photographer, chosen by MORE, will see their edited work in the next edition of the publication (release date: mid-January 2013).
Founded in 1973 by Serge July and Jean-Paul Sartre, Libération is a daily newspaper that perpetuates the spirit and ideals established during the May 68 movement. It originated from the desire to create a populist, left wing, independent and engaged newspaper. The first issue was released in kiosques on the 22nd of May 1973 and would become the start of what would be an interactive relationship with its audience. The daily would evolve into a more standardised newspaper with International,Cultural and Media sections, but was still able to stand out from the crowd thanks to its exceptional front pages and its portraits. A new formula would be implemented in January, the daily would see a significant overhaul, with a focus on predicting futur trends and initiating debates, all the while maintaining its initial strength: journalistic innovation.
“In France, one is not an actor if one has not had one’s picture taken by the Harcourt Studios” asserts Roland Barthes in Mythologies, 1957.
Studio Harcourt Paris has a history that has been part of the collective unconscious for more than 80 years. Created in 1934 by an exceptional woman, Cosette Harcourt, the Lacroix brothers, press magnates, and Nina Ricci’s son, it draws its inspiration in the glamorous roots of the black and white cinema and rapidly becomes the place to be for celebrities.
True visual memory of the 20th century, Studio Harcourt Paris still creates portraits of anonymous and celebrities. “Haute-couture” portrait, the photographer such as an artist creates a unique image, emotional and timeless.
Each portrait reveals as story, skilful alchemy between light and shadow. Light ennobles the sacred pledge of eternity, shadows sublimate the secrets of the unconscious.
The ¡ Picasso ! anniversary exhibition presented on the five floors of Hôtel Salé illustrates the continuity and deep unity of the collection and the history of the museum. The Musée National Picasso-Paris has the world’s largest public collection of Pablo Picasso’s work, covering all his creative periods and all fields, including “Picasso’s Picassos” straight from the artist’s studio. Pablo Picasso’s personal archives and the museum’s archives are at the heart of this exhibition project. They echo the masterpieces and, as most of them have never been exhibited before, give a different interpretation of the life, creative process and circulation of the master’s artworks
A large visual collage invites visitors to go on a tour of the five floors of Hôtel Salé starting with the history of the museum (basement), discover a chronological presentation of the major works (ground floor and 1st floor), then “Pablo Picasso – public figure” (2nd floor), and meet the “private Picasso” (3rd floor). This is a contemporary interpretation of Picasso’s works that alternates between rooms featuring dense displays and more intimate sequences.
The exhibition at a glance :
4 distinct parts: the history of the museum, the collection masterpieces, Picasso the public figure, Picasso the private figure
– 105 paintings (including 86 by Picasso)
– 92 sculptures (85 by Picasso) including 22 ceramic pieces, 13 objects and 1 textile artwork
– 192 graphic artworks (186 by Picasso) including 94 illustrations, 20 sketch books, 10 illustrated books, 62 prints and et 6 print matrices
– 190 photographs
– 1 contemporary installation
– 4 films and about 30 INA extracts
– 314 archives including 223 documents and correspondences, 38 periodicals, 31 publications and 22 objects
Aéroports de Paris builds, develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2014, Aéroports de Paris handled around 93 million passengers and 2.2 million metric tonnes of freight and mail at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and more than 41 million passengers in airports abroad.
Aéroports de Paris wishes to highlight French and Parisian culture within the terminals: photographic exhibitions, sculptures, works of art are an integral part of the ambiance and architecture in our Paris Terminals.
La maison de l'Astronomie is specialized in Astronomy, Microscopes, spotting-scope since 1932. For few years, our shops has diversified their activity offering the best choice of earth globes, weather stations and magnifying glasses in the Paris neighborhood. Your are welcome on tuesday to saturday from 10:15 AM to 6:00 PM and everyday from décember 7th to décember 24th.
KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, Japan and has a style that is unique in Asia. In 2016, 17 Exhibitions will be spread across the city in various traditional Japanese and contemporary architecture, accompanied by innovative scenography. The exhibitions & events create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 157,000 visitors from across Japan and overseas in three editions since 2013.
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 theme is “Circle of Life”. The Circle is the ultimate system, representing the birth, life, and death of all Nature’s creations. Everything is connected to this circle, intersecting and expanding. Creating a powerful pattern, showing us the fragility and beauty of our existence. Through our exhibitions everyone is invited to imagine their own role in the great ‘Circle of Life’.
KG? is the satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE and aim at showcasing up-and-coming photographers and curators. As the satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE, this event serves as a meeting spot for photographers, curators, gallerists and special guests from around the world seeking to exchange information. For this 4th edition in 2016, KG+ aim is to give new talent from Japan an international stage and to welcome international photographers from across the globe. Additionally, one of its main goals is to make photographic expression more accessible; to make the exhibits relate to people’s lives. The various venues throughout Kyoto city help to connect local communities and cultivate cultural exchange and discoveries. Each year an emerging artist from KG? is nominated for the KG?AWARD by Grand Marble. The winner will be granted an exhibition at the 2017 KYOTOGRAPHIE festival.
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MonShootingPhoto.com is a picture portrait service available anywhere in France. Individual and corporate clients trust us to boost their image, support their communication or capture important occasions.
With its professional and competitive service, MonShootingPhoto.com delivers a selection of your 10 most beautiful portraits in less than 48H.
With Portrait(s), the city of Vichy steps into the world of photography for the fourth
consecutive year, an international exhibition and photographic rendezvous, from 16 June until 10 September, the only
exhibition in France to focus exclusively on the art of the portrait.
Presenting an entire spectrum of different ways of seeing, it celebrates the portrait in its every form, from
the most classical to the most startling, building on both the tradition of documentary
photography and more conceptual or fictional schemes, and thus offering a splendid
group of exhibitions that are both demanding and mainstream.
Good Vibrations is the premier sex positive retailer trusted for over three decades to promote pleasure and empowerment. We provide a safe and welcoming space for adults to access sex-related information, books, resources and products.
Lady Green is the 1st organic cosmetics line designed for young women. Fun and colorful, it is a very unique brand with a positive approach.
Unlike other skincare brands for young people that often take a cold, medical approach, Lady Green has chosen to be a positive and cheerful brand, through organics cosmetics with yummy textures and fruity fragrances!
Lady Green is one of the first cosmetics brands created with girls for girls! More than 200 girls participated in designing the brand and the products.
Do you know XL Airways ?
It transports more than 800,000 passengers a year to dream destinations: the West Indies , Reunion, Mexico , the Dominican Republic and of course the US (New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles ) .
Its strong point : affordable rates for those who want to travel smart and prefer to spend their budget on site.
Rest assured, this does not mean that you will have nothing on board. The ticket always includes at least one hot meal , a bag of 20 kg in the hold baggage and 5 kg in the cabin.
To celebrate the opening of its new Paris - Los Angeles, the company relies on your shots and reward the best with beautiful gifts.
Your cameras !
Launched in 2011, two sisters from Toulouse decided to create their jewelry brand using porcelain as raw material : Nach Bijoux .
Today still based in Toulouse, Nach Jewelry has become a thriving French company which exports all over the world ... and offering a mixed collection of qualitative porcelain jewelry , trendy and very original. Handmade , each piece has been long imagined and minutely created for the enjoyment of all addicts of fashion but also for all nature lovers !
Created in Brest in 1996 by a group of photographers Brest, the Atlantic Center of Photography (CAP) has a mission to develop creative photography exhibition by a policy, mediation and teaching image, photographers homes and help with editing. The CAP organizes five to six exhibitions each season in the gallery of Quartz - Brest national scene, an area of 250 m² has 90 linear meters of hanging. The CAP Town produced or co exhibitions with many partners in photography and image. The CAP offers guided tours open to all and special tours for groups and classes of all levels. The CAP frames, upon request, photographic workshops in schools and colleges in the region. Shooting resources, the center disseminates the exhibition materials (frames, mat ...) and sets up an electronic newsletter. By the diversity of its activities, The CAP is a major photographic center in Brittany. The Atlantic Centre of Photography receives support from the City of Brest, the Finistère General Council, the Regional Council of Brittany, the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Britain) and the Quartz – National scene of Brest. The CAP is a member of the Contemporary Art network in Brittany and the Diagonal network.
Adding quality to fast food, Le Camion qui Fume is the first of it’s kind in France. And in 2015, with great honor, the Telegraph voted it one of the 10 best burgers… in the world.
A true step forward for street food, Le Camion qui Fume has become a culinary icon in the French capital for more then 4 years now. With 3 food trucks and one restaurant (on rue Montmartre in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement) Le Camion qui Fume offers quality burgers made from fresh, local ingredients.
The CERVIA, which was received by Le Camion qui Fume in 2015, is a certificate which guarantees quality food, made on site with ingredients from fresh and local source.
The idea of PyroPet came to designer Thorunn Arnadottir while studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011. The idea came to Thorunn when she was thinking about the way people use candles: "One day as I watched the chubby body of a jolly Santa Claus shaped candle slowly melt, deform and perish into a sad pool of wax, I wondered if I could elevate this common place ritual sacrifice into a true theatre of the macabre in wax."
She came up with the idea of embedding a metal skeleton within a cat shaped candle. A sinister form, lurking, biding it's time, waiting to be revealed. After exhibiting the cat candles (called “The Devil’s Pet” back then) in Milan and at her graduation show in London, they quickly gained a lot of attention on the internet. She joined forces with Dan Koval and they launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance their little startup. The campaign was a great success, in only 4 days they had reached their funding goal and at the end of the campaign they had reached 250% of their initial goal. Thorunn and Dan founded PyroPet Candle Company and are now selling the candles in shops and galleries all around the world.
For its third edition, the festival Impressionist Normandy federates 450 events all around a common theme : the impressionism in portraits.
For all public, a plural and festive quality programming, proposed by more than 320 project leaders (museums, associations, communities, private individuals).
Exhibitions of works of masters in museums, photos in less conventional and expected places, live performances with arts centers for theater, dance studios, operas, open-air dance halls, cinema, edition(publishing), colloquiums. An impressionist pallet in connection with the cultural current events and the world of today, to discover during 5 and a half months the years all Normandy.
104 festive and participative meetings
96 actions of cultural mediation
83 live performances
20 schedule cinema and edition
13 digital projects
A connected festival!
Réunion des musées métropolitains Rouen Normandie
Since January 1st, 2016, nine museums met under the aegis of the Metropolis Rouen Normandy in Rouen, the museum of the Fine art, museum of natural history, the museum of Ceramics, the Secq des Tournelles museum, museum of Antiquities and Joan of Arc Tower, to Elbeuf the Factory of the knowledges, in Petit Couronne the Pierre Corneille museum and to Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville the Vallois ropeworks museum. This initiative aims at protecting the heritage existing for the future generations, but also to revisit him, to emphasize him patiently, and so to renew ceaselessly the desire, the pleasure, the curiosity, the rise which we win to frequent these exceptional heritage.
In each of these establishments conjugates at the same time the big History and that of its territory. We take up with the encyclopedic knowlege there which is originally even of the notion of museum, but also the unique testimonies of the genius of the great masters as that of the anonymous craftsmen.
So many places to get fresh ideas, to stimulate the imagination and the creativity, to understand the evolution of companies and go back to the sources of the big debates of the contemporary world.
Because these treasures of the Metropolis Rouen Normandy, collected and protected through centuries, have a universal value, the access to the permanent collections is from now on free, for all, all year long.
In it is added a rich programming of exhibitions temporary as that visible until September 26th, 2016 to the Museum of the Fine art of Rouen : scenes from impressionist life. It is around these "scenes" of life and the intimacy that Wipplay and the museum it are associated to throw a big competition photo this summer.
Young French startup, Pixter has a conviction : the world of photography is undergoing a revolution ! To accompany this profound change and contribute to the development of " smartphotographie " Pixter offers photo accessories, practical and compatible with all smartphone brands .
Just as adaptable goals on a regular camera, type of Canon or Nikon, Pixter offers three models of removable camera lens to smartphone: a wide angle, macro and fisheye .
Easily transportable , the Pixter goals are always with you. With an optical whose quality is controlled in the laboratory, they allow you to make original photos you can quickly post on social networks .
Tienda Esquipulas is a real ethnic market and fair like the " tiendas " ( shops ) that are found in Latin America. All objects tell folk culture and traditions of Mexico and Guatemala and have a history and provenance.
About a quarter of the items offered at Tienda Esquipulas are exclusive creation of drawings designed by the designer. Tienda Esquipulas regularly works with nearly 50 artisans from Guatemala and Mexico.
But a " tienda " it is also a place of life and sharing. Every year is organized to store dating events around Mexico and Guatemala culture : the famous festival of the dead , but of the Mexican loteria prints , or sales - exhibitions of objects inspired creators of cultures and traditions of our country.
Founded in 2006 by three photographers and long time travellers, Aguila Voyages Photo is a French travel agency offering photography workshops and tours in France and around the world with a professional photographer. Aguila gives the unique opportunity for amateur photographers of all levels to go on an incredible photo journey and share the experience with fellow passionate photographers while discovering amazing places and events at the right time to take the best photos !
Founded in 1969, Les Rencontres d’Arles is the world’s first internationally renowned photography festival.
Around 20 heritage sites in Arles host nearly 40 exhibitions every year throughout the summer.
During opening week, the Ancient Theatre serves as a venue for evening slideshows. Various photography trends are compared and contrasted at panel discussions, lectures and portfolio reviews.
Teaching activities in schools and courses by famous photographers also take place year round.
A cultural incubator featuring a wide array of events and exhibitions, the festival combines short and long time. It is an annual survey of photography in a festive spirit.
Every year, it reveals trends, breaks new ground, decrypts images, generates meaning and manufactures content. A centre of experimentation and crosscutting research, the festival is a place where artists and visitors can ponder the state of the world.
It is also a setting where photography is reinvented through hybridisation, contamination, comparison, friction, and contact at the crossroads of disciplines and trends. Interaction and interdisciplinary dialogue recall how very alive and well it is.
Photography’s ability to address not just artistic but also social, cultural, historical and other issues still surprises us. And the well-named Rencontres de la Photographie echoes and promotes historical as well as contemporary artistic practices.
Atelier Morse, born from the meeting between Alice Guillier (designer and graphic artist trained at the Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg) and Maxime Gabillet (graphic designer and illustrator), shares a variety of cravings, creative ideas and experiments ... All in a good mood and atmosphere of their silkscreen workshop. If paper is their favorite material, they don't forbid themselves to mix and explore other possibilities in the world of childhood (set design for DPAM, set design for Playtime, children's workshop ...), luxury (Packaging, motifs and windows for Cire Trudon, luminous installation at the Bon Marché), and publishing (Allary, Mango Jeunesse ...).
In 2008, Polaroid signalled the end of instant photography with the closure of its global film factories. Believing in the power of analog, the Impossible Project stepped in at the eleventh hour to buy the last remaining factory. Eight years later, we’re a global company producing the only original format instant film for classic Polaroid cameras, preventing over 200 million instant cameras from becoming relics and saving a valued artform from extinction.
It does not just house collections; it houses an idea: Olympism.
It seeks to present the Olympic Movement, to showcase its contribution to society and to promote the Olympic values beyond the staging of the Games and sports competitions.
The Museum’s programmes focus on exploring sport’s links to history, society, art and culture, and science and technology, reflecting the full richness and diversity of Olympism.
This can be seen with the “My DIY Sports Venue” an online photo competition reflects The Olympic Museum’s ambition to be an international multimedia platform and a cultural voice which fosters the Olympic ideal and it is part of “The Art of Sports Photography” program, which is being held in Lausanne and online from 25 May to 19 November 2017.
Created in 2006, Focus Numérique is the first French online photo magazine and today, with 315,000 users and more than 1.6 million page views each month, the most important. Every day, we present the latest developments in photography as well as hardware tests (cameras,
lenses, accessories) made in our lab by our experts. You’ll also discover a number of tutorials to unleash your creativity and better grasp the latest tools. Reading FocusNumérique is also about discovering new talents and looking back on the great names of photography.
Photo editor since 2001, Renaud Labracherie founded www.focus-numerique.com in 2006 to satisfy the lack of French literature on technical photography online. For many years, the magazine has become a reference for photography enthusiasts who want to keep up with
the latest developments in a constantly evolving sector, but also to discover new techniques and new talents.
Every day billions of banknotes and coins change hands, enabling transactions and contributing to economic growth. Banknotes and coins are a collective good. They are issued by central banks or monetary authorities, distributed by banks and spent by individuals.
Because it is a common good, the evolution of cash is shaped collectively. Central banks may decide on the design and the denomination mix; commercial banks facilitate the distribution by deploying ATMs and branches; retailers facilitate its acceptance; but it is ultimately the consumer who drives demand.
The purpose of this website is to provide an unbiased source of information and a forum for debate on the future of cash.
This website was launched in April 2016. The original content is based on the white paper "Cash Essentials - Beyond Payments".
Polamax was born from a bet of friends who said they would be able to create a society together for the simple pleasure of proving themselves to be capable. Polamax is a company that offers a polaroid printing service and online printing instagram. At the launch, the service offers only polaroid printing and gradually strong from its success polamax began to launch new products (gift card, sponsorship, album, new formats to come, collaborations with brands).
A proclamation of passion for the arts, the artists, and the entire area, MP2018, Quel Amour! is the rendezvous for culture and festivities in 2018. Street parties, exhibitions, artistic residencies, installations, theatre, opera, concerts, contemporary dance, circus, distinctive happenings both in cities and out in nature…
Quel Amour! will be a rolling celebration of the arts in Provence from Marseille to Martigues and from Aix-en-Provence to Arles, passing through Aubagne, Istres, Cassis, and Salon-de-Provence along the way… The territory’s cultural organisations, theatres, festivals, and museums have seized the opportunity to program major events for the Quel Amour! festival. Opening Festivities begin on Valentine’s Day 2018!
From 14 February to 1 September, 2018, once again makes a declaration of love!
The Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence special prize rewards the most beautiful kisses of the territory.
At the end of the competition and the recommendation of the jury, a dozen photographers corresponding to the theme "Good kisses of Provence" will be chosen and submitted to a new vote by the public as part of a second competition organized by the Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence, partner of the event MP2018.
Created in 2002, Éditions Xavier Barral publish books taking a visual approach to the new shapes of photography, contemporary art and sciences. Each book is a singular object whose aesthetic, editorial and design choices take pride of place. Different points of views meet between artists and authors from around the world.
The catalogue lists over 100 critically acclaimed titles including D’après nature by Jean Gaumy, Vers l’Orient by Marc Riboud (2012) and So Long China by Patrick Zachmann (2016), recipients of The Prix Nadar, as well as Anticorps by Antoine d’Agata, winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival 2013 Author Book Award. More recently Sergio Larrain won the Krasna-Krausz Book Award and Images of Conviction, the Paris Photo – Aperture Photobook Award in 2015.
To access the full catalogue: http://exb.fr/en/5-catalogue.
The Globe is a bookstore specializing in Russian books. It is intended to reflect the bubbling and editorial diversity of Russia or Russia. You can buy books in Russian and French languages ??(translations of Russian literature), but also books on Russia, language methods, dictionaries and periodicals, DVDs with subtitles (or not), CDs and audio books. The store offers a large selection of books in Russian. These are works of classical, contemporary, foreign Russian literature as well as works for children and the general public. We also offer encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, history books, philosophy, sociology, psychology, religion, esoteric, art, culture as well as memoirs, biographies and diaries, books devoted to medicine, sport, teaching, home, housing or leisure. The bookshop hosts various events and activities for adults and children as well as quality cultural programming on the theme of Russia and Russian culture.
Filigranes Editions is pursuing an original and daring path for having specialized in photographic publishing and artist publishing. Editorial choices range from well-known authors to first books. Founded 27 years ago by Patrick Le Bescont, the catalog contains 580 titles. The editorial approach of Filigranes is to combine, in singular books, the image and the writing, thus crossing the glances and the sensibilities of authors photographers, artists and contemporary writers, without exclusion of styles or of sorts.
In Russia, a writer, it is a fate. A Writer is by definition a dissident. Tolstoy was excommunicated, Dostoïevski sentenced to death and pardoned just after the beating of the drum, Gogol was buried alive, Soljenitsyne, Pasternak, Boulgakov, they are legions, these devils of the beautiful letters.
The thaw, which allows from time to time to publish officially these dissidents, never lasts in Russia. You should not be a prophet to guess that the door closes again.
Created in 2015 in Paris, Louison Editions is a publishing house dedicated to the modern and independent Russian literature.
Its mission is to publish free authors, high-quality disruptive works literary, which each translate a vision of the world.
Very soon, some people will become the spokesmen of big imperial Russia, others will be asked to leave the territory, others else will be ravenous and will write masterpieces which we shall read only after their death. To be a writer in Russia, it is to sell the soul or to die on the stake of its books.