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...
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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
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)
Trained photo students to develop practical skills and knowledge: marketing social media for photographers, portfolio and website presentation...
"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. "
Read more on Wanderings Bears webiste
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.
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.
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).
Coordinated the exhibtion and reception for HSBC Photography Prize 2011 at galerie Baudoin Lebon
From 1951 to 1965, Drum Magazine has been a platform for a new generation of South African photojournalists fighting Apartheid.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 .
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
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 .
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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