About

The omnipresence of the image

It often makes us forget that photography is also and above all an art. It is a young art anchored in the present by the permanent use of modern and sophisticated tools for the production and diffusion of all of it’s work.

L55 is born from this DNA and from the artistic and creative treasures of our wonderful island that merited it’s own magazine.
It often makes us forget that photography is also and above all an art. It is a young art anchored in the present by the permanent use of modern and sophisticated tools for the production and diffusion of all of it’s work.

L55 is born from this DNA and from the artistic and creative treasures of our wonderful island that merited it’s own magazine.
We are a group of friends who are passionate about photography and art in general. We like to create collaborations between local and international talents. Our initial idea was to create strong links between international photographers and those from Reunion Island by offering training workshops, led by distinguished artists, and by organizing exhibitions.

 

From utopia to reality

Bringing renowned photographers to our tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean may seem like a utopian concept. However, in January 2020, two ‘‘Picassos of light’’, the German photographers Jean Noir and Christoph Gellert, stopped by on our Island for a week on their way to South Africa. We will have an exhibition as well as a ‘‘workshop’’ during which these two talents will share their knowledge without holding back with a group of Reunionese photographers. It’s an utter success from which great collaborative projects are born is.

Like for many others the Covid-19 pandemic put everything on hold. Rather than giving up, our passionate team dived head first into the adventure of creating a virtual magazine. Thus was born L55, acronym of longitude 55 . A springboard for Art

We want L55 not only to be a magazine focused on photography, but to serve as a springboard for Art in different fields, both in Réunion Island and in the Indian Ocean, and beyond the borders of the world. Thus, with each edition we will continue to paint the portrait of artists of local and international reputation.


We hope you will enjoy reading L55 issues, as much as we did creating it for you.