TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS is an international artistic-exchange program initiated in 2015 by Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie and Diaphane – Pôle photographique en Picardie. It focuses on international exploration and dissemination by offering a unique program of exchange residencies and exhibits. In 2017 the program was enhanced by a third component devoted to publications.

TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS combines the strengths of the two partners, expands their dissemination networks and facilitates artist movement in order to develop new tools in the service of artists and of contemporary creation. Through these joint actions, Rencontres and Diaphane – resolutely committed to current creation and to its standing overseas – carry out one-of-a-kind initiatives in their respective regions while at the same time working towards a new, shared artistic space.

In 2018 the selected French photographer, Martin Becka, presents the results of his residency in the Gaspé as part of the 9th edition of Rencontres.

3 Years of Overseas Exchanges


Exhibition in France
Steve Veilleux (Québec)
Robert Walker (Québec)


Exhibition in France
Jessica Auer (Iceland/Québec)
Claudia Imbert (France)
Normand Rajotte (Québec)
Ambroise Tézenas (France)
Le Livre photographique du Québec en France curator, Serge Allaire (Québec)


Exhibition in France
Benoit Aquin (Québec)

Residency and exhibition in Québec
Claudia Imbert (France)

The Gaspé-Vendée

In collaboration with the General Regional Counsel of Vendée, in western France, Rencontres is offering an exchange residency between the Gaspé and Vendée wherein one French artist is hosted in the Gaspé and one Québec artist gets to do a residency in France on the Vendée landscape. The artists present their work at the Vendéthèque in Montaigu[MF1] , France, and as part of Rencontres.

Residences in 2016: Camille Hervouet, France; Maryse Goudreau, Québec
Exhibit at Rencontres in 2016: Maryse Goudreau, Québec
Exhibit at Rencontres in 2017: Camille Hervouet, France