Les 10 ans de Phénomena — Exposition

Caroline Hayeur, photographe fantasmagorique

Stéphane Crête [Photograph: Caroline Hayeur]
Stéphane Crête [Photograph: Caroline Hayeur]

Since the first edition of Phénomena—and even before, with the Festival Voix d’Amériques beginning in 2008—Caroline Hayeur has been the official photographer of both the Festival and the Parade Phénoménale. She deftly captures the unique, zany, touching, and sometimes disturbing moments of the Festival and its unclassifiable and unpredictable artists. Intuitive and determined to immortalize the beauty and originality of the artists’ work, Caroline is a loyal collaborator, a true Fille électrique! Caroline and Artistic Director D. Kimm spent hours combing through thousands of photographs and selected 266 that reflect how Phénomena has evolved throughout the years. This vibrant collection required more than one agonizing decision.

Photographing Phénomena from day one: 10 years of vibrancy and texture, laughter and emotions (that have fogged up my lens, at times), overexposure and contrast, shading and saturation, brightness and colour. In short, 10 years of pure joy. — Caroline Hayeur