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 PROJECTS 2004-2014  

Overview of self initiated and commissioned projects by Nathalie Belayche, founder and creative director of Food For Your Eyes. This is a selection of current and past exhibitions, events, writings and collaborations documenting last 10 years working in Photography as curator, producer,  agent, writer, researcher, blogger, lecturer...

Interested in  collaboration or consultancy? Do not hesitate to write me an email 

2014 

The Eyes Magazine Issue 2

The Eyes Magazine Issue 2

Collaborating writer for the second issue of The  Eyes , about the Blue series by Bulgarian photographer Martin Atanasov . The portfolio along the text featured in 'Discovery'.

The Eyes is a magazine on Europe & Photography published in Paris. Check out The Eyes magazine in print or download the app to access the full mobile version

 

 

Writing / Pubishing / Young photography

2013

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Rock Your Dummy! photobook show at Le PhotoBookFest, Paris Nov 2013

Rock Your Dummy! photobook show at Le PhotoBookFest, Paris Nov 2013

Rock Your Dummy Show & Awards, Le PhotoBookFest, Paris, November 2013

Coordinated an international call for submissions of photo book dummies. Curator of a photobook show of selected projects. Member of the jury for Rock Your Dummy Prize. More here

45 photobooks dummies ( maquettes, hand made and limited edition artist books) by young photbook makers showcased during Le PhotoBookFest event in Paris . Rock Your Dummy!  highlights current trends in artists book production from Russia and Spain and the works of young photographers as self publishers. See the online presentation 

Rock Your Dummy Show + Awards is a co-production of Food For Your Eyes and Le PhotoBookFest in collaboration with Photobook Club network.

Curating / Production / Photobook / Jury 


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Curator in Residence,  Backlight Photo Triennale and Nykyaika Photogrpahic Center, Tampere, Finland - August 2013

Recipent of a International Visitor grant by Frame Visual Fund Finland

Curating / Residency / Backlight Photo Festival

2012

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Photographers & BookMakers at Nofound Photo Fair November 2012, Paris.

Curated an exhibition introducing five photographers who are self publishers, independent publishers, photobookmakers. The show was presented by Food For Your Eyes gallery. More about Photographers & Bookmakers at Nofound Photo Fair and Pierre Von Kleist editions

Artists : Morten Andersen, Andre Cepeda, Jose Pedro Cortes,  Antonio Julio Duarte, Andre Principe, and also Geoffroy de Boismenu, Marina Godonneix, Ruth Van Beck. ( see also Artists pages on the website)

With the participation of independent publishers: Pierre Von Kleist editions (Portugal), Shadowlab (Norway),  RVB Books (France)

Curating / Production / Photobooks/  Gallery 


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Lecturer at Speos Photographic Institute Paris, July 2012 - Expert modules.

Trained photo students to develop practical skills and knowledge: marketing social media for photographers, portfolio and website presentation... 

Lecturer / Portfolio Review / Emerging Photography


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Wandering Bears " A La France", February- March 2010

  "Throughout the month of March 2012, Wandering Bears hosted a variety of French based contributors to curated and presented our viewers with artist interviews, book reviews and video work looking to illustrate their perspective on contemporary French photography. "  

Nathalie Belayche contribution highlighted the work of two promising photographers Cyrille Weiner and Gabriel Jones alongside interview with two independent publishers RVB Books and FP&CF

Read more on Wanderings Bears webiste

Contributor / Writings / Publishing


© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

Joel Peter Witkin , "Enfer ou Ciel"  retrospective exhibition at Bibliotheque Nationale de France curated by Anne Biroleau. Paris, March 2012

Nathalie Belayche has been assisting the curator and the production team at BNF to supervize the loan of  Witkin art works from Galerie Baudoin Lebon. She also collaborated  on establishing biography and bibliography and coordinating the production of visual material for "Enfer ou Ciel " catalogue.

 

Coordination/ Production / Commission / Research


2011

James Barnor - courtesy ABP Autograph

James Barnor - courtesy ABP Autograph

 James Barnor at Paris Photo 2011 with  Galerie Baudoin Lebon  in Partnership with Autograph ABP ( November 2011).  

Also managed the screening of James Barnor photographs at Siencio Club with Paris Photo.

Nathalie Belayche introduced in France the photography of veteran Ghanaian photographer James Barnor with his work produced in the '60's in London for Drum Magazine.

Curating / Production / Partnership/ Researches / Gallery  


© Abraham Oghobase -  Ecstatics

© Abraham Oghobase -  Ecstatics

Synchronicity , a group show featuring photography and video from Africa at Gallery Baudoin Lebon September- November 2011 -  in partnership with  3rd Biennale Photoquai, Paris 

Exhibition Co-curated with On The Roof Projects for PhotoQuai 2011

Participating artists Malala Andrialavidrazana (France/Madagascar), James Barnor (Ghana/UK), Steeve Bauras (France/Martinique), Calvin Dondo (Zimbabwe), François-Xavier Gbré (France/Côte d’Ivoire), Em’Kal (Cameroun), Akintola Hanif (USA), Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada/France/Tanzanie), N’Krumah Lawson Daku (France/Suisse/Togo), Amina Menia (Algérie), Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK), Abraham Oghobase (Nigéria).

 

Curating / Production /Partenrship / African Photography


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Alinka  Etcheverria & Xiao Zhang  HSBC PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 2011 - Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris September 2011

Coordinated the exhibtion and reception for HSBC Photography Prize 2011 at galerie Baudoin Lebon

 

Partnership / Promotion / Commission / Gallery


© Bob Gosani, Mandela Boxing, 1957. Published in Drum Magazine

© Bob Gosani, Mandela Boxing, 1957. Published in Drum Magazine

Drum Magazine, une chronique des années Apartheid sous l'oeil des photographes sud-africains

From 1951 to 1965, Drum Magazine has been a platform for a new generation of South African photojournalists fighting Apartheid. 

Read the Article published in Africa InVisu (in French)

 

Writings / African Photography / Research

 

 

 

2010

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Street Photography Now, Mois de la Photo Off, Paris November 2010

Nathalie Belayche curated a photographic trail in the streets in Paris to coincide with the release of Street Photography Now, a  book  published by Thames & Hudson  Read More about Street Photography Now in Paris  

Street Photography Now exhibition has hosted  in Cologne by Tina Schelhorn / Leitchblick Gallery and in Stuttgart by Ute Noll/ Uno Art Space           Read More about Street Photography Now traveling exhibition in Germany

 PhotoBook Promotion / Curating / Production /Touring Exhibition


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On Collecting Photobook , Images Magazine November 2010 

Wrote on the market for photobooks for French magazine Images. With interviews of book dealers Dirk Bakker (Dirk Bakker Books), Clement Krauter (Le Plac'Art Photo), Sebastien Hau (Le Bal Books), Antoine de Beaupré (Librairie 213) and private collectors. 

Writings / Photobook Market / 


Audience at Le Comptoir General during the screening , Slideluck Potshow event, Paris June 2010

Audience at Le Comptoir General during the screening , Slideluck Potshow event, Paris June 2010

Slideluck  Paris, june 2010 at Comptoir General, Paris

Curated a screening program of slideshows featuring 40 photographers for the first edition of Slideluck event in Paris. With also photographers from Magnum Photo, Agence Vu, Contact Press Images . See the complete program of Slideluck Paris here and a video interview of Casey Kelbraugh, founder of Slideluck Potshow and Nathalie Belayche, curator here

Curating / Screening / Production /Partnership


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1000 Words Magazine   

Contributor writer for the online magazine on contemporary photography 1000 Words Magazine

Interview with Bruno Quinquet about  Salary Man project  in  Issue 7  Read the article

Angry Black Snake  by Michael Corridore, exhibtion review in  Issue 8   Read the article

Writings / Online Publishing

2009

© Leigh Ledare

© Leigh Ledare

Leight Ledare at Rencontres d'Arles 2009 - Text published in the online French magazine photographie.com

Nathalie Belayche wrote on Leigh Ledare controversial exhibition during Rencontres d'Arles 2009 . Read the article 

 

Writing / Arles Photo Festival 


Asia Europe Emerging Photographer Forum, Kuala Lumpur, May 2009

Asia Europe Emerging Photographer Forum, Kuala Lumpur, May 2009

Asia Europe Emerging Photographers Forum, Kuala Lumpur , May 2009

Asia Europe Forum for young photographers 2009  brought together 23 photographers and 8 facilitators from Asia and Europe to foster an exchange of works, thoughts and ideas that deal with the theme of “Creative Economies”. More information about the program, the participating  photographers and faciliators here and here

Independent curator Nathalie Belayche was one of the facilitator . Read a report and personal account from ASEF- Emerging Photographers Forum 

Curating / Workshop / Emerging Photography / Asia


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Guest Lecturer  Sint Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design - Photography Department 

Nathalie Belayche was invited to present her approach as an independent curator promoting young photographers and to review photography student portfolios .

 

Lecturer / Portfolio Review / Emerging Photography 



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Cover Warhol TV catalogue

Warhol TV - Maison Rouge, February 2009, Paris

Photo editor for the catalogue of Warhol-TV exhibition at Maison Rouge, published by Angelo Cirimele/ ACP , Paris, 2009 - 

Researched photos and archives document related to Andy Warhol for a catalogue accompanying the exhibtion.

Nathalie Belayche pursues ongoing collaboration with ACP as photo editor with other editorial projects like Magazine

 

Photo Editing / Researches / Andy Warhol 

2008

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Reiner Riedler Fake Holidays Heart Galery, Mois de la Photo 2008, Paris 

Reiner Riedler had his first solo show in a gallery in Paris with his acclaimed series Fake Holidays. After he was introduced in France with this show his series was featured the next year at Maison Rouge and in 2010  Dreamland exhibition at Centre Pompidou alongside the work of Martin Parr and many others...In 2011 his work "Altered States" was presented in the main exhibition at Festival PhotoLevallois .

Curating / Production / Artist Management / Gallery


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Malala Andrialavidrazana Mycroft March 2008

Curated the first exhibition in France of Malala Andrialavidrazana, a French artist of Malagasy origin who studied and lives in Paris. She won HSBC Prize for Photography in 2004

Ancestors' Land is a tale of Madagascar's ancestral rutuals and devotion to the deads. For the exhibition at Mycroft we produced a limited edition set of portfolio (20 ex) including 3 original color prints 18 X 24 cm 

New book by Malala Andrialavidrazana  Echoes (from Indian Ocean) published by Kerher Verlag in  November 2013

Curating / Artist Management / Production  / Gallery 

2007

Programme Food For Your Eyes Slideshow October 2008

Programme Food For Your Eyes Slideshow October 2008

Food For Your Eyes slideshow events 2007-2010

Food For Your Eyes was born in 2007 , as a self initiated project curated by Nathalie Belayche to promote international young talents in photography through a series of events featuring live projections of slideshows and talks.   .....Read more about the story and the impressive line up of photographers 

Produced and designed  since the beginning as a traveling exhibition, Food For Your Eyes slideshows events has been hosted in Paris in a photo studio near Pere Lachaise, in Vienna with European Month of Photogrpahy, at F/Stop Photo Festival in Leipzig, at Foto 8 / Host gallery in London ...

 Food For Your Eyes  blog was launched also in 2007 www.foodforyoureyes.tumblr.com

Curating / Production / Emerging Photogrpahy / Screening / Photo Festivals/ Events 


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ESTHER LEVINE i Live Here at mycroft gallery November 2007 

I Live Here is the second solo show of Esther Levine curated by Nathalie Belayche in Paris.

Esther Levine lives and works in New York, where she studied at ICP. She participated  in 'Book Dummies', a seminal exhibition curated by Victor Sira at ICP in 2008 about the process of artists making books (featuring also Morten Andersen, Leigh Ledare)

Nathalie Belayche curated two solo show of  Esther Levine and has represented her work along other photographers in several events with her project Food For Your Eyes Slideshow. 

Curating / Artist Management /  Production / Photobook / Gallery 

 

2006

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Editor and founder Visual Delight, a blog on contemporary photography - 2006-2008.

Nathalie Belayche launched Visual Delight blog in June 2006. Visual Delight has been a photography blog pionneer in French language with a focus on international photography news, emerging photography and photography market. The blog still exist as an archive. In 2007, Nathalie Belayche started her new blog,  Food For Your Eyes on the micro blogging platform Tumblr. 

Blogging / Online Publishing / Emerging Photography

 


2005

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Nat Finkelstein exhibition at Gordon Pym & fils October 2005  

Following the success of the first Nat Finkelstein exhibition of Gordon Pym gallery in 2004, Nathalie Belayche presented Tale of One City at Gordon Pym gallery in Paris 

A Tale of One City is a new exploration into Nat Finkelstein black and white photography archives from Andy Warhol Silver Factory years featuring Edie Sedgwick, Nico and the Velvet Underground, Allen Ginsberg, Betsey Johnson, and Andy Warhol among others.

Nathalie Belayche has been Nat Finkelstein exclusive agent from 2002 since 2007. Nat Finkelstein died in New York in 2009.

Curating / Artist Management /  Production / Archives Management / Gallery


© Esther Levine - The Kiss

© Esther Levine - The Kiss

Esther Levine, The Urban Photo Project-New York at Galerie Gordon Pym & fils November 2005, Paris.

Nathalie Belayche introduced the work of Esther Levine in France with this first solo show made of a photo installation and a presentation of her New York artist book. 

Curating / Production / Artist Management / Gallery

2004

© Nat Finkelstein - Andy & the cows, 1965

© Nat Finkelstein - Andy & the cows, 1965

Nat Finkelstein, Stick to the Sixties - The Lost Color  Galerie Gordon Pym & fils, Paris, November 2004

Celebrating American photographer Nat Finkelstein, famous for his collaboration with Andy Warhol from 1964-67, when he was a resident at the Factory to document iconic moment of the golden sixties.  read more 

Curating /  Production / Artist Management /  Production / Archives Management / Gallery