CONTACT : email Nathalie Belayche @ foodforyoureyes
Nathalie Belayche is a Paris based independent curator, photo editor and writer involved in photography since many years. She is the founder and director of Food For Your Eyes, a platform, to promote, produce, exhibit, publish photography projects in collaboration with art galleries, photobook publishers, international photography festivals…
Food For Your Eyes was launched in 2007 as a web based project along with slideshow screenings and talks featuring the works of international contemporary photographers. Initially hosted in a photo shooting studio in Paris, ‘Food For Your Eyes Slideshow’ has been invited to perfom at photography festivals, at F/Stop in Leipzig (Germany), Eyes On/Month of Phography in Vienna (Austria) and at Foto8/Host gallery in London (UK).
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Since 2004, Nathalie Belayche has curated several solo exhibtions showing the archives of Nat Finkelstein (“Stick to The Sixties”, 2004 and “A Tale of One City”in 2005 at Gordon Pym & Fils Gallery, Paris), and the work of Esther Levine ( “New York”at Gordon Pym & Fils Gallery and “ I Live Here” in 2007 at Mycroft Gallery, Paris), Malala Andrialavidrazana (The Ancestors’ Land” at Mycroft Gallery in 2008), Reiner Riedler (‘Fake Holydays’ for the 2008 Month of Photography in Paris at Heart Gallery). In 2010 curated the show “Street Photography Now” in collaboration with the book publisher Thames & Hudson in Paris (November 2010) and then the show was presented in Germany, in Cologne at Litchblick gallery (Dec 2010-Janv 2011) and at Uno Art Space in Stuttgart (April-June 2011). In 2011, for the Biennale Photo Quai, she co-curated ‘Synchronicity” a group-show featuring emerging and established photographers from Africa. The exhibition was held at Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris and in London at Tiwani Contemporary gallery in March 2012. Also, she introduced in Paris, the work of ‘veteran’ photographer from Ghana, James Barnor during Paris Photo 2011. The show was made possible in closed cooperation with London based agency, Autograph ABP.
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Since Fall 2012, following her passion for photobook publishing and book making, she launches ‘Photographers & Book Makers’, an ongoing series of exhibtions and projects as well as an online gallery. www.foodforyoureyes.com
Photographers & Book Makers #1 has been presented in November 2012 at Nofound Photo Fair in Paris - More here
Also a contributing writer for the online contemporary photography magazine 1000 Words and writes for the French photography magazine Images.
She participated as an expert, jury member and porfolio reviewer to many photography events and festivals such as Rhubarb-Rhubarb, Month of Photography in Vienna, Photolucida-Critical Mass, Noordelicht Photo Festival, Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers Forum, FotoFest-LensCulture…
She studied Law and Art History at the University of Paris-X, graduated from Ecole d’Art & de Communication and was trained as a journalist. She start collaborating for Contemporary art and photography galleries,and then worked as an assistant director for Documentary film and TV production companies. But always knew she was passionated with art and visual media as a way to better understand the world.
Nathalie Belayche is involved into the international photography scene following emerging photographers as well as an active participant of the online photography community.
Her main focus of interest as a curator is contemporary photography and book making . www.foodforyoureyes.com