La quatrième image

Photography is an art form which allows both keen amateurs and consummate experts in search of emotions to meet together and share their passion. Created with the support of the Mairie de Paris, the Mairie du 4e arrondissement de Paris and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, LA QUATRIEME IMAGE is a free international photographic event open to the public whose purpose is to widen access to this cultural platform and open the door to new visuals landscapes.


AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Some 30 photographers are selected from several hundred candidates from all over the globe. These photographers’ work is presented for sixteen days at the Espace des Blancs-Manteaux in Paris.

A GUEST OF HONOR
In 2017 La Quatrième Image will welcome Poland as a guest of honour. The Polish photographic community is very active and is comprised of many young talents. Six photographers will be selected and will expose their works. The artists will also be present in their booths to present their photographs to the public.

PHOTO AWARD
A jury of photography professionals will reward four laureates. The first prize, sponsored by the Mairie of Paris, is a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts of Paris along with a scholarship. The second, third and fourth laureates respectively receive prizes of 3,000; 1,000 and 500 euros. All laureates exhibit their works during the festival.


A COMPETITION OF YOUNG TALENTS
Aiming to promote emerging photography, four young talents are selected and invited to present their work during the entire festival. In order to enter this competition they must be under twenty-six years of age, be students of an art or photography school, be young professionals or passionate amateurs.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE WITH PROFESSIONNALS
Led by photo experts, portfolios reviews are open to all upon free registration. Conferences and round tables are organized throughout the festival.

AN EDUCATIONAL DIMENSION
LA QUATRIEME IMAGE also offers opportunities of cultural mediation. These initiatives seek to enrich social ties, education and creativity. They are aimed at the public and more specifically children. They are free and take the form of workshops and guided visits by experienced mediators.

News


"Dans ce flot constant d'images et de photographes, certains courent après le désir de faire passer un message particulier, déterminés à placer l'humain au cœur de leur mission. Rendre compte de notre présence sur terre, comment notre histoire commune s'organise, se transforme et se construit, telle est leur ambition, parfois au péril de leur vie."

Raed Bawayah

During the photo fair


Our partners

L'espace des
blancs-manteaux

La Quatrième Image is held at the Espace des Blancs Manteaux located in the heart of Paris, in the Marais area, at 48, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris. This very large space of 1,000 sq ft hosts numerous events each year. The conditions are optimal: large space, high ceilings, brightness – photo work can be seen to full advantage. Educational workshops for youngsters are on the first floor.

48 rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris

Horaires
10h - 20h