Photographic Missions on the contemporary landscape

With a view to documenting the contemporary Québec landscape, Rencontres is partnering, thanks to the support of Loto-Québec, with regional creation and dissemination organizations, including the Centre d’exposition de Val-David and the exhibition center L’Imagier, in Gatineau, as part of its Photographic Missions.

The goal of these missions, which invite artists to take a good look at the state of the Québec landscape, is to present critical perspectives, to provoke reflection or to generate utopias.

To that end, a call has gone out to professional artists residing in Québec to submit a project proposal. The selection will then be made by a committee of peers made up of artists and stakeholders in the field of contemporary Québec photography.

The Photographic Missions will cover, between now and 2024 and given the necessary funding, the entirety of the Québec landscape. Rencontres also hopes that they will serve as a provincial archival collection.

Mission photographique en Outaouais 2020-2021

Le Centre d’exposition L’Imagier de Gatineau et les Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie invitent les artistes professionnels québécois à soumettre une proposition de projet entre le 19 février et le 15 mai 2020. L’artiste sélectionné réalisera une mission photographique qui documentera un ou des aspects du paysage outaouais contemporain. Les résultats de ses recherches seront ensuite présentés au Centre d’exposition L’Imagier en 2021, puis aux Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie en 2022.

Photographic Missions in the Laurentians, 2019-2020

The artist Chloé Beaulac took part, in 2019, in a photo assignment that consisted in immortalizing the picturesque landscapes of the Laurentians region. The results of that mission will be presented at the Centre d’exposition de Val-David as well as at Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie in the summer of 2020.

Photographic Mission in the Gaspé Peninsula, 2016-2017

Montreal artists Jean-François Hamelin and Sara A.Tremblay carried out a photo assignment on the contemporary Gaspesian landscape in 2016. The results of their respective projects, brought together in the exhibition Tenacious, Tenacious Landscape, were presented at Rencontres in 2017.