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Jean Gaumy
French, b. 1948 (Member)
For the first time, Jean Gaumy shows two of his new photographic series ‘Arctic’ and ‘Cliffs’ in a major exhibition at the castle of Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville.
The photographs by Jean Gaumy are presented together with paintings by Camille Doligez within the joint exhibition ‘Behind Appearances / Forms of Chaos’.

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Jan 2, 2020
The Exhibition Arctique presents a selection of photographs taken during Jean Gaumy’s recent coverages of maritime life. Working closely with scientific communities in the polar environment since 2007, Gaumy has been invited to accompany research campaigns of the BeBEST Laboratory (CNRS, UBO, Natural History Museum) in the Arctic: on the Ny-Ålesund base (Svalbard, Norway) in October 2013, then on the... More...
Jun 21, 2019
Thirty-three years after the nuclear disaster, Chernobyl has surged back into the popular consciousness. The recently released HBO’s miniseries of the same name has propelled this historical event back into the mainstream.
Explosions, radiation sickness, evacuations and contamination have all been part of the immediate timeline of events of Chernobyl. But what have been the long-term socio-economic... More...
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Nov 27, 2018
For eight consecutive days, the "Gilets Jaunes" ( "yellow vests" ), so-called after the high-visibility jackets, blocked roads across France in protest at rising taxes on diesel and petrol, which the government says are to fund eco-friendly projects and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of this pop-up movement are struggling families and workers, many of them from France's rural areas or... More...
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Sep 18, 2018
In May 2018, Jean Gaumy photographed in tough conditions, a sampling campaign carried out in the high Arctic fjord of Young Sound (Greenland) by the BeBEST International Arctic Laboratory.

At this time, the ice and snow cover reaches their maximum at this site, and this is a condition of crucial interest for studying the effects of climate change. In particular, the ice and snow cover affect the seasonal... More...
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Oct 16, 2017
Since 2010, aspiring sailors from the Naval Academy in Brest have spent a few days journeying along the coast of Brittany during the Armada de l’Espoir. With each new embarkment they discover the richness and value of the maritime world.

Every adventure at sea is instructive as they confront the ocean, a complex and ever-changing environment to which they must constantly adapt. The naissent mariners... More...