The duo THE RED EYE is named at the artistic direction of the
2019 Circulation(s) festival.
The Red Eye and the Circulation(s) festival team share the will to protect -in hard times- photographers who have a critical and innovative look at the world. Contemporary photography is complex since it ghts against ignorance and ornament art.
This requirement is not in contradiction with the research of new audiences, on the contrary we share numerous convergence points that rely on:
– strong artistic convictions and a new approach of emerging European photography;
– the need for a new scenography;
– the presentation of the plurality of the photographic medium
After leaving the Musée Nicéphore Niépce, François Cheval and Audrey Hoareau co-founded The Red Eye, an entity supporting the development of projects dedicated to photography at an international level. Since 2017, they have managed artistic directions (BMW residence, Mérignac Photographic Festival), collaborations with festivals (Rencontres d’Arles, Planche(s) Contact – Deauville) and curated exhibitions (Cité de la Mode et du Design, Kyotographie, PhotoEspaña, etc.). The Red Eye co-directs and manages the international programming of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography, the rst public museum to be dedicated to photography in China.
© The Red Eyes, Arles 2017, Frédéric Stucin