Presentation of the video « Carré Rouge »

As part of the Summit on Higher Education which takes place on 25 and 26 February, Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay will present the video “Carré Rouge” on its website zoomphotofestival.ca. These photographs from Jacques Nadeau and the video were presented at Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay. To make this video, Romane LeGallou and Loriane Richard, students in ATM Cégep de Jonquière had access to thousands of photos taken by Le Devoir’s photographer. The video “Carré Rouge” was produced by Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay International meeting of photojournalism in conjunction with Art and Media Technology (ATM) CEGEP de Jonquière.

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“Carré Rouge” Exposition

Few news photographers supply daily current affairs images that stand out like those of Jacques Nadeau.  Newspapers that appreciate the finesse of his work are even rarer.  As a reader, we develop a taste for quality. During the student protests in Quebec known as the ‘Printemps Érable’, Nadeau didn’t wait for the situation to degenerate before capturing the inventiveness of the protesters.  He was there for the audacious « maNUfestations» a nude protest; he was there for the ‘burial of universally accessible education’, the ‘Rite of spring’ concert, the first rumblings of demonstrations, and so on. A photo that reflects a frank account of current affairs as seen by the photographer and us, tells a complete story.  The image can stand alone in a book or, better yet, within the frame of an exhibit.

Text by : Marc-Yvan Poitras, Art history teacher

Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay will return from 29 October to 24 November 2013.

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