Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art in the street at BarrObjectif 2013

French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes
BarrObjectif 2013
French village life isn’t always (often) exciting, lively or happening. I like it for that; the day-to-day calmness is very comforting. One of the greatest things about village life is the quirkiness that you often find just under the surface. Sometimes it is the people; sometimes it is the events that are organised to get the village noticed. One of these annual events is BarrObjectif, held in the small Charentais village of Barro on the banks of the river Charente. For one week, the village turns it’s houses, churches, hedgerows, fields, barns and riverbanks into a photography art gallery.

With close to 45 exhibitions there are quite a variety of themes, styles and subjects taken all over the world. Many of them are ‘make you think’ photographs, but there are those that make you smile too. This year the village church is home to some disturbing images from Syria, finding them in the church made it all the more shocking, but I guess that was the intention. Many of the photos were enhanced by their location, like the scarecrows that were my favourite and although it is undoubtedly a pretty village I think it is enhanced by this exhibition. 

Here are a few images to give you an idea of what is there, and if you happen to be in the area BarrObjectif runs until Sunday, so do pay it a visit.




French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes


French Village Diaries BarrObjectif 2013 Art Charente Poitou-Charentes