Cyril Drouhet, Florence Drouhet,
Lois Lammerhuber
Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Stefan Szirucsek,
Jacques Rocher
18 x 24 cm, 260 pages, 148 photos
English, German
ISBN 978-3-903101-64-7
June 2019


A HYMN TO THE EARTH is the second book in the series, after I LOVE AFRICA, the catalogue of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2018.

NATURE, BEAUTY, PHOTOGRAPHY inform the success of the Festival Photo La Gacilly. Jacques Rocher initiated the Festival in 2004 at his birthplace of La Gacilly in Brittany. It is dedicated to the theme of humans and the environment. Deeply convinced that it is our duty to engage constantly with the future of our planet and to look for humanistic and sustainable concepts for handling nature and our coexistence, he developed the festival into a unique event. An event that, by bringing together photographic art and photojournalism, has set an international standard in societal relevance. In 2018 the festival opened for the first time in Baden bei Wien, complementing 14 years of work in La Gacilly, with Baden taking over the themes of the previous year in La Gacilly. Kilometre-long open-air galleries turn the city into an enchanting world of pictures and gardens.


Auguste Coudray

is the president of the Festival La Gacilly Photo, curated by Cyril Drouhet and Florence Drouhet is artistic director. With Jacques Rocher, the founder of the Festival, they form the leading team, in charge of all creative and strategic decisions. They wrote the texts, assisted by Vincent Jolly and Claude JeancolasMichel Bouvet, one of the best-known graphic artists in France, designed the festival poster and the catalogue.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.