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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Steve Schapiro, Martin Luther King Jr. (with Flag), Selma March, 1965 © Steve Schapiro & Fahey/Klein Gallery
Steve Schapiro, Martin Luther King Jr. (with Flag), Selma March, 1965 © Steve Schapiro & Fahey/Klein Gallery

Jean Denis Walter has opened the 3rd edition of the Sportfolio festival in Narbonne. This year there are 15 exhibitions that have been organised in the heart of the small commune of Aude. With many impending sporting events this month, such as Roland Garros, Euro 2016 and also the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, L’Oeil de la Photographie is going to share an aspect of Sportfolio 2016 with you every day for six weeks.

Today our focus is on the exhibition « Le miroir du Monde » with photographs by Olivier Laban-Mattei, Pascal Dolémieux and Olivier Metzger.

French football isn’t just Paris Saint-Germain, Zinedine Zidane and ‘the sextape’. It is also SCO, Gazélec and Les Crocodiles.

Angers, Ajaccio, Nîmes: three towns – and three football clubs – whose stories French newspaper Le Monde decided to follow, in words and images, in its weekly publication Sport&Forme.

A world away from the bright lights of ‘showbiz’ football, these selected photographs from Olivier Laban-Mattei, Pascal Dolémieux and Olivier Metzger capture moments of great sporting joy and deep sorrow that are perhaps even more powerful than any thing felt at the highest level of the game.

These images reveal true sporting resurrection and never-say-die football passion. They offer glimpses of how ‘the beautiful game’ can go beyond the pitch and galvanise entire towns and communities.

Stéphane Mandard / Le Monde

FESTIVAL

Sportfolio 2016
From May 27th to June 19, 2016

Curator : Jean-Denis Walter
Le miroir du Monde
Outdoor

Cours Mirabeau
11100 Narbonne
France

http://www.festivalsportfolio.fr

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PLACES
Festival Sportfolio

http://www.festivalsportfolio.fr/

PHOTOGRAPHER
Olivier Laban-Mattei

Olivier Laban-Mattei is a french photo-reporter. After ten years spent at the AFP covering the international news (wars in Irak, Gaza, Georgia, Libya, Revolution in Tunisia, Insurrection in Iran, earthquake in Haiti, Java, cyclone in Burma&...

PHOTOGRAPHER
Pascal Dolemieux

Né en août 1953 à Paris. A reçu quelques prix (Prix Niepce, Prix Moins Trente..), couvert pas mal de mur en exposant ses photos (Paris, Marseille, Berlin, New-York, San Francisco...), rempli pas mal de pages de journaux, magazines (Lib...

http://www.pacaldolemieux.com

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