Encounters of Young International Photography 2024
April 5 - May 25

Special edition! In 2024, the Encounters of young international photography will be 30 years old! For this anniversary edition, we're not looking back, but looking ahead: what will photography be like in 30 years' time? Artificial intelligence, a return to matter, eco-photography… Discover 8 new projects at the Villa Pérochon, the Grappelli pavilion, the Pilori, the Pierre-Moinot library and in the public space:

· Sumi Anjuman,
  River runs violet (Bangladesh)
· Cristobal Ascencio,
  Future archeology (Mexico)
· Violaine Carrère,
  God save the cream
· Marine Combes,
  Le manifeste rouge
· Alisa Martynova,
  Alien life form (Russia)
· Alice Pallot, Algues maudites,
  a sea of tears, part II

· Thomas Pendeliau,
  La cinquième saison
· Le duo Tao Douay
  et Adrien Pontet
, Exîle

Save the dates !
Meet the artists
· Festival opening 5-6 April
· Anniversary 27-30 April

The full programme (in English) is available!
[Get it here].


Following a unanimous jury, we are delighted to announce that Philippe Guionie will be taking over as director of the Villa Pérochon this spring.
    A native of Brive-La-Gaillarde, Philippe Guionie is a historian, a documentary photographer until 2018 (Agence Myop), a teacher at ETPA, a course leader at Rencontres d'Arles and an exhibition curator.
    In 2015, he created the Résidence 1+2 in Toulouse, which he has directed ever since. This festival combines photography and science on a principle similar to the Encounters of Young International Photography: emerging and established artists in a spirit of sharing. His project for the Villa Pérochon is a continuation of its history (Encounters, emerging photography, community life...) while at the same time introducing new projects rooted in the Niort area.

Exhibitions - Meetings - Courses - Workshops

Discover the new programme here. Registration will be open mid-September.

[The Programme (in French)]