Research and creation support programme
For the second edition of its Research and Creation Support Programme, the Institute proposes to question the links between photography and the visual culture of the imaginary. At the end of the 80 applications received, the jury selected 4 winners for the year.
Magical Place IV (Ucanca Valley), 2018 © David De Beyter
>> EZIO D’AGOSTINO
True Faith is a research on the phenomenon of apparitions of religious images in Italy, a country in which two thirds of the cases of apparitions recorded in the world occur .
>> VÉRA LÉON
Photographer: male name? A profession at the source of imaginations.
This project aims to highlight the power relationships that determine images, from their production to their reception. In particular, it studies the gendered hierarchies within the photographic professions. By analysing various objects (periodicals, photographs, films…), it also examines the joint construction of social and visual norms…
>> DAVID DE BEYTER
The Skeptics is a long-term research based on an amateur practice derived from ufology, the scientific ufology…
>> LAURELINE MEIZEL
Tame the abyss? Photography, speleology and underground imaginations
This project aims to understand how, with what intentions, according to what modalities and with what effects photography has reconfigured the visual culture of the imaginary underground world since the end of the 19th century .