For the first time, Jacques Léonard‘s work is exhibited outside of Europe. The exhibition is part of the international festival Rencontres internationales de la photogaphie en Gaspésie, held in Québec (Canada). Until September 30, 2021, the images can be viewed against an exceptional natural background: the Miguasha National Park. Visitors will be able to enjoy in the open air a selection of outstanding images by the author, all gypsy themed, since the title of the exhibition, “Tsiganes”, is one of the terms used in the French language to refer to the Roma people.
Photo Gaspésie is a unique event that has been held for a decade on the Gaspé coast. For this reason, on this occasion, Léonard’s work interacts with an exceptional protected landscape, of wild nature and ancient fossils, between the Appalachian Mountains and the waters of Saint-Laurent. An ideal space and situation to debut on the other side of the Atlantic.
The work of the Jacques Léonard Family Archive, which we represent here at Photographic, is especially popular for its portrayal of the daily life of the gypsies of Barcelona from the mid-50s to the 70s.
And we are very proud that, since the recent exhibitions in the French town of Arles and also in Paris, this artist’s work is experiencing an internationalization. Nice examples of that process are the present Canadian exhibition or this recent interview in English with Santiago Léonard, son of the photographer, about the relationship between his father and the mythical Salvador Dalí.
Rencontres Photo Gaspésie
Miguasha National Park, Quebec, Canada.
Until September 30, 2021.