The public can visit the very first exhibit on Gaspé territory in the 6th edition of Rencontres starting now. Until the end of September, photographer Charles-Frédérick Ouellet’s The Shipwreck is being presented on the site of Théâtre de la Vieille Forge and on the dock as part of the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée.
Charles-Frédérick Ouellet (Québec City, Québec) has been investigating the particular energy surrounding communities that have settled along the sea. His photographic series examine the sea as an active element in the way people live along the shore, suggesting that its constant motion and dazzling power leave marks on people and places alike.
In Shipwreck, Ouellet recounts the everyday life of men working at sea along the coast of the St. Lawrence River. These photographs address the fragile balance that exists in the relationship between people and their environment. The series of images moves from raw depictions to dreamlike impressions, seeking situations in which the human and nature haunt one another.