Growing with photography
7.30pm, 14 December 2018
Venue: Front of Khéma Angkor
CURATOR: Françoise Callier
Françoise Callier showcases a very personal selection of photographers. Her intention is to share an approach of photography which she hopes will inspire the new generation of photographers the same way it inspired her. The first part will show the work of photographers from all over the world . The second part is a tribute to the work of Jocelyne Benzakin through the photographers of JB Pictures agency.
Democratic Republic of Congo
TRIBUTE TO JB PICTURES
During her long career in photography, Jocelyne Benzakin has been, among other things, the New York bureau chief of Sipa, after she founded and run her own agency, JB Pictures. For many years and for many photographers she was the quintessential agent/mother hen, fiercely protective of those whose work she represented, a talented editor and inventive saleswoman. Over twenty of the photographers whose careers she nurtured and developed have assembled a gallery of their photographs as a tribute to her, and to show that one person can have a real impact on photography. The full collection can be seen at http://americanstill.com/jb/photos.htm from which the following is a sampling, along with some of the photographers’ memories of this remarkable woman. The next step is to work out a more permanent way that the memories of her work and her life can be preserved.
Françoise Callier has made it her life mission to promote and highlight photographic talent, she is now curator for many photography festivals around the world. Previously, she worked for 15 years at 2e Bureau as a photographers’ agent, working alongside Helmut Newton, Jean-Paul Goude, Max Vadukul and many others. Together with Sylvie Grumbach, she handled the press promotions of Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, France, and was also the French correspondent for Corbis from 1995 to 1998. Since 2007, Françoise Callier works as program coordinator for the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops.