François-Nicolas L'HARDY

Hôtel Fontfreyde – Photographic center of Clermont-Ferrand, Director, France

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From 1998 to 2016, François-Nicolas L’Hardy was head of the Centre Atlantique de la Photographie (Cap), which is associated with Quartz- Scène nationale de Brest, where he curated several group and solo shows (“Un soupçon de réel”, “Ailleurs”, “Ports et cargos”, “Breizh-Mex/Miradas cruzadas”, etc.).

In January 2017, he became programming director at the Hôtel Fontfreyde-Centre photographique de la Ville de Clermont-Ferrand. He plans and sets up exhibitions as well as supports photographers in residence sponsored by the city of Clermont-Ferrand. While promoting photographers, he quietly goes about creating his own images.
Several of his projects involve travel. For example, the “Train” series, photographed in Romania in 2006, ends a group of subjective reportages on Eastern Europe. Since 2003, he has focused on portraits.
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  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture