Actions 2014-2019

Actions Carried out
FRom 2014 TO 2019

2014 – 2015

  • Numerous exhibitions of Camille’s photos in France but also abroad (Netherlands, Germany, Denmark)
  • Participation in some conferences at exhibitions Guided visits to young students, students and students
  • Interviews during these openings to make Camille, his work, his commitment, talk about the book … and always evoke those innocent people in South Sudan and Central African Republic who have suffered from the conflicts they have faced for so long – talking about the journalists who have been killed, imprisoned and taken hostage all over the world.
  • A first Camille Lepage Prize awarded to Romain Laurendeau at Visa for the Image, in Perpignan last September, thanks to the sale of Camille’s book on the Central African Republic (thanks again to Jean François Leroy, Denis Cuisy and Hans Lucas) – to date, the book must be sold in 2800/2900 copies!
  • Participation in APCA to ship toys and medicines to Bangui for Christmas
  • Photo sales that allow, in addition, to feed the association’s accounts!
  • Some nice encounters

2016

  • Numerous exhibitions of Camille’s photos in France but also abroad:
    • Angers (at the Lycée Saint Martin then at the CCI of Maine and Loire), Chalonnes sur Loire, Machecoul, Saint Mathurin sur Loire, Villevêque
    • Bangui in Central Africa thanks to the Alliance Française and the French Embassy in the CAR
    • Turin at the Palazzo Madama «In prima linea». The exhibition will last 2 months.
    • Helsinki as part of the World Press Freedom Day organized by UNESCO with the support of RSF.
  • Tributes : 
    • At the Ministry of Culture and Communication in the presence of François Hollande, President and Audrey Azouley, Minister
    • By the International Federation of Journalists and the city of Angers: exhibition, white march and inauguration of a stele/perennial of photos of Camille in the city’s media library, during the IFJ World Congress in Angers this year
    • In Bayeux at the Memorial of War Correspondents (created 10 years ago by RSF) – a tribute paid to journalists killed or disappeared in the presence of family and friends.
  • But also :
    • A partnership with Barrobejctif that exposes, for 1 week, end of September, every year the report of the winner awarded at Visa the previous year – This year: Romain Laurendeau
    • The Camille Lepage Award presented to Pauline Beugnies at Visa for the Image in Perpignan last September, thanks to the sale of Camille’s book on the Central African Republic – to date the book has sold more than 3,000 copies! This year, the award was funded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
    • A documentary on “Four Women Photographers in Conflict Countries” was aired on March 8 (Women’s Day) on Arte – directed by Sigrid Faltin.
    • Photo sales that allow, in addition, to feed the association’s accounts! Including «Christmas with Hans Lucas»: 12 prints were sold on this occasion.
    • Training of a photojournalist to the risks incurred in a dangerous zone organized by the Académie France Médias Monde in partnership with Sovereign Global – this collaboration should be renewed in 2017.
    • Trophée de la Vie Locale (Caisse locale du Crédit Agricole): 300€ grant for the project to supply the Camille Lepage site with information in security areas for journalists.

2017

  • Exhibitions of Camille’s photos in France and abroad:
    • Angers, at the Centre Pierre Cointreau of the CCI of Maine-et-Loire during the citizens’ day
    • Richer Bookshop during the signing/meeting around the book Pure colère
    • Nantes: at the Hôtel du Département and at the Espace Simone De Beauvoir
    • At the Château de la Gaubinière in Orvault.
    • Agora (Association Fair in Angers): holding a stand and photo exhibition
    • Barcelona: exhibition organised by the French Institute and the Union of french people abroad.
  • Camille’s book «Pure colère» published by La Martinière: Beautiful book of 120 photos of Camille from Sudan, South Sudan and Central African Republic with forty texts from her friends/colleagues who worked with her on the ground, advised her, loved her. Moments of meetings/dedications took place in Perpignan, Bayeux, Barcelona, Angers.
  • Camille Lepage Award to Visa for the image-Perpignan: partnership with the SAIF–commitment for 3 years with a participation in the award of the prize to the tune of 5000€ (out of the 8.000€).
  • But also : 
    • A partnership with Barrobejctif that exposes each year the report of the winner awarded at Visa the previous year: this year Pauline Beugnie
    • The «Camille Lepage» Prize awarded to Pierre Faure (Rise of poverty in France) at Visa pour l’image, in Perpignan last September, thanks to the sale of Camille’s book on the Central African Republic and now to the partnership with the SAIF
    • Photo sales that allow, in addition, to feed the association’s accounts! Including «Christmas» and «Valentine’s Day» operations with Hans Lucas
    • Participation in the auction at the Rossini gallery in Paris (2 prints sold)
    • Support for the Barrobjectif association: donation of a draw in the framework of an auction for the benefit of the festival
    • Pacôme Pabandji, Central African photojournalist, friend of Camille: support for his exhibition on the CAR organized in Bangui at the Alliance Française.
      2018

2018

Adrien Lepage recalls that this year 2018 was still rich in demonstrations and actions of all kinds, including:

  • Exhibitions of Camille’s photos in France and abroad:
    • La Couarde sur Mer, Ile de Ré: continuation of the Grand Théâtre exhibition in Angers in 2014
    • Marrakech: joint exhibition of Leïla Alaoui and Camille «fragile poetry» – this exhibition was then in Kénitra, still in Morocco, in partnership with the French Institute
    • Andorra: exhibition organized by the French Institute, following the exhibition created in Barcelona in 2017
    • Ginette Leroux Social Center in Trélazé, near Angers
    • Vichy: exhibition held in 2014 presents again at the University Pole, during the forum «journalism and society»
  • Camille’s book «Pure colère»: dedications during exhibitions (Fnac Angers …) and participation in the Salon du livre in Avrillé
  • Camille Lepage Award to Visa for the image-Perpignan: partnership with the SAIF–commitment for 3 years with a participation in the award of the prize to the tune of 5000€ (out of the 8.000€).
  • But also:
    • A partnership with Barrobjectif that exposes each year the report of the winner awarded at Visa the previous year – This year, Pierre Faure exhibits «France périphérique»
    • The «Camille Lepage» Prize awarded to Kasia Strek at Visa for the image, in Perpignan last September, thanks to the sale of Camille’s book on the Central African Republic and now to the partnership with the SAIF
    • Photo sales that allow, in addition, to feed the association’s accounts! Including the «Christmas» operation with Hans Lucas
    • Participation in the exhibition of cartoons «Dessiner pour pas tirer un trait» with the association Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, at the faculty of the Sorbonne
    • Support of the Syndicat National des Journalistes (SNJ) during their centenary: exhibition on the gates of the city hall of Paris
  • Support from the association:
    • France Médias Monde and Nikon provide training on the safety of independent journalists: financial assistance to enable a journalist to take this training, which is so important for reporters working in conflict zones.
    • Various meetings with high school students to evoke with them the work of Camille, her commitment, the photojournalist.
    • Archiving and referencing of Camille’s photographic production: entrusted to a journalist.
    • Movie «Camille»: Boris Lojkine, director of the film, explains to the participants how the shooting of the film «Camille» took place in Perpignan in September at Visa for the image, then for six weeks in the Central African Republic and finally for ten days in Angers. He explains that everything went very well in Bangui thanks in part to the local authorities who facilitated and supervised the filming on the spot. He is currently editing the film. The film is expected to be released in the second half of the year.

2019

  • Exhibitions of Camille’s work in France and overseas :

    • Fez, Marrakech, Kénitra (Morocco), collective exhibition with Leïla Alaoui “Fragile Poetry”, in partnership with the French Institute in Marrakech.
    • Reus : Exhibition organized by The French Institute, after the exhibition in Barcelona in 2017.
    • Reims : Exhibition “Fragile Central African Republic” with the charity Singuila that supports orphans in CAR‘s capital city Bangui. This exhibition also features drawings of Didier Kassai, Comics author from CAR.
    • Toussaint Media Library in Angers : Exhibition “Fragile Poetry”, in attendance of Christine Alaoui, Leila’s mother, in partnership with the city of Angers.
    • Dityvon Galery in Angers : Exhibition « Pure Anger » with Angers University and the city of Angers.
    • Angers, AGORA charity fair : Stand and exhibition about Camille’s work.
    • Strasbourg : Exhibition « Risking its life to inform”, in partnership with Amnesty International Strasbourg and the Strasbourg Europe press club.
    • Collective exhibitions: with the SAIF in Arles and Paris, Hans Lucas, New York Photoville festival.
  • Camille Lepage Award at Visa Pour l’Image – Perpignan : in partnership with the SAIF agreement for 3 years, with a grant of 8.000€ this year, which is the totality of the grant. The 2019 laureate is Thomas Morel-Fort for his project “Las Filipinas”.

  • Also :

    • Paris : A square was named Ghislaine Dupont, Claude Verlon and Camille Lepage, with support from the SNJ and the administration of the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.
    • A partnership with BarrObjectif festival that will show each year the winning work of the previous year laureate. This year, Kasia Streck’ work is exhibited as the 2018 laureate.
    • Print sales in France and overseas, allowing us to support the association, notably the Christmas operation with Hans Lucas.
    • Publications of Camille’s work : Michel Poivert ‘s book “50 years of French photography”, Polka Magazine, Trigon Magazine in Switzerland, Signis Media, Mediapart… making some incomes for the association.
    • A song titled “On est ensemble” from Didier Péan is dedicated to Camille.
  • Supports from the association :
    • Security Training for freelance journalists with France Media Monde and Nikon : Financial support to a journalist to follow this training course so important for reporters working in war zone.
    • Support to a CAR friend to allow him to get a residence permit in France, because of health issues.
    • Support to the association Singuila to help a nun to come to France for an event in Reims.
    • Support to a young Hans Lucas photojournalist whose entire photo gear was stolen.
    • Various meetings with scholars from secondary and high school to discuss Camille’s work, her commitment, photojournalism: often with commented exhibition.
  • The movie « Camille » : Official release on October 16 – Many solicitations, Interviews during premieres screenings to promote the movie : Paris, Angoulème, Bayeux, Angers…

  • Website : Updated, with the support of Company in Angers.