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Fitting into the busy French cultural horizon is a new photography festival: PhotoMed. The first edition will take place on the Mediterranean coast from May 27 to June 19. For PhotoMed 2011, the first Mediterranean Photography festival, artistic direction is assured by Jean-Luc Montérosso with Turkey as its country of honor and special guest, photographer Martin Parr. Festival founders Philippe Heullant et Philippe Sérénon wanted to expose Mediterranean photography to explore its importance in this emerging geographic sector. More than 15 exhibitions will be held in various cities including Sanary-sur-Mer, Bandol and Six-Fours les Plages.