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A full page in Charente Libre (France)

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AUG 20 – 2016 « The blues is grabbing her by the guts. » In a developed story, Céline Aucher, writer for Charente Libre in Angoulême, France, describes the creative process that brought her colleague Francoise Digel to her current exhibit at the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. That must be the blues. A mix of joy, […]

A photo in Living Blues magazine

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AUG 4 – 2016 Living Blues #244 includes a story about Lynn Orman Weiss’ Women of the Blues exhibit, which was up in Chicago in May and June 2016. Francoise Digel presented several pictures of Chicago blues women at that exhibit, some of which are also part of the Screamin’ the Blues exhibit (Holle Thee Maxwell, […]

In Memphis until October

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JUL 7 – 2016 As Get Down Memphis points out, ‘Screamin the Blues’ is up every day at the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis until October 2nd. And there are so many things to discover in Memphis! Take a look…

4 pages in French ABS Magazine

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JUN 20 – 2016     French ABS Magazine, specialized in African American musics, chose ‘Screamin’ the Blues’ for its Focus in the magazine’s 50th issue, published in May, 2016. In a four-page spread, writer Marcel Bénédit presents the exhibit and finds out where love for the blues originated for Françoise Digel. (in French)      

‘Rave reviews from our visitors’

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JUN 15 – 2016 Francoise Digel’s photographic exhibit, « Screamin’ the Blues » is receiving rave reviews from our visitors. This newly installed exhibit in our Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Gallery features contemporary blues greats expressing themselves to the fullest. Images were shot in both the United States and throughout Europe. The exhibit uses QR codes […]

‘Music’s guttural howl’

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JUN 8 – 2016     When an authentic musician performs onstage, you may get the chance to watch them become completely immersed in the music, giving into the music’s frenzy and feeling. French photographer, journalist and blues lover Françoise Digel captures moments like these in her exhibit Screamin’ the Blues. On display at The […]

‘Koko Taylor a huge inspiration’

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JUN 2 – 2016 While Screamin’ the Blues is being shown at the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Françoise Digel’s work is featured in another exhibit, ‘Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Collection’. This collective exhibit, which runs from May 27th to June 12th at the Firecat Projects gallery, at 2124 N. Damen in Chicago, features over 60 […]

‘Make whatever face you need…’

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MAY 28 – 2016 I was recently featured at the Blues Hall of Fame in an exhibition called “Screamin’ the Blues” by Francoise Digel. The collection highlights how artists emote and embody music they are performing. When I look at the images it reminds of a little nugget of advice I heard Aretha Franklin say […]

In an exhibit in Chicago

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MAY 27 – 2016 Ten photographs taken by Francoise Digel in Chicago, Lucerne (Switzerland) and Cognac (France) are being presented at the « Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Collection » exhibit curated by Lynn Orman Weiss at the Firecat Projects Gallery in Chicago from May 27 to June 18, 2016. Two of those pictures are also part of […]

Interviewed on WKNO FM

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May 17 – 2016 Francoise Digel was interviewed by Khaki Walton for her « Checking on the Arts » show broadcasted on WKNO, a public radio station reaching more than 1.2 million people in the Mid-South. The interview, about the ‘Screamin’ the Blues’ exhibit presented from May 4 to October 2 at the Blues Foundation in Memphis, aired on May 16. […]