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Lars Tunbjörk - Phantom offices
Kanal - Centre Pompidou (BELGIUM)
From 2019-01-23 to 2019-06-30


Laerke Posselt - From Classic to Queer
J.F Willumsens Museum (DENMARK)
From 2019-01-25 to 2019-06-09


Guy Tillim - Museum of the Revolution
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (FRANCE)
From 2019-02-26 to 2019-06-02


Bruno Boudjelal - Photographing Algeria
Institut du Monde Arabe - Tourcoing (FRANCE)
From 2019-02-28 to 2019-07-13


Stéphane Duroy - Stéphane Duroy
Galerie VU (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-29 to 2019-05-31


Denis Dailleux - Ma tante Juliette
Cité de l'image de Clervaux (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2019-04-12 to 2020-04-10


Ferhat Bouda - Berbers
Galerie du CRI des Lumières (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-25 to 2019-06-17


Agnès Propeck - Champ des Impossibles
Mairie du Préaux-du-Perche (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-27 to 2019-06-02


Guillaume Zuili - Residency at the Champ des Impossibles Festival
Le Jardin François (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-27 to 2019-06-02


Nolwenn Brod - Devenirs
Galerie Confluence (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-04 to 2019-06-22


Ferhat Bouda - Latitude : 42.6976, Longitude : 2.8954
Centre international du photojournalisme (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-06 to 2019-06-28


François Fontaine - California Dream
A. Galerie (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-07 to 2019-06-08


Hiên Lâm Duc - Mother, Mothers
Institut français (TURKEY)
From 2019-05-09 to 2019-08-25


Pierre-Elie de Pibrac - La nouvelle génération documente
Galerie Le Réverbère (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-17 to 2019-07-20


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Solovki
Centro de Arte Alcobendas (SPAIN)
From 2019-05-22 to 2019-08-24


Anne Rearick - Festival du Regard 2019
Tour EDF de Cergy-Pontoise (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-24 to 2019-07-14


Next exhibitions

Vanessa Winship - Residency for ImageSingulières
Chapelle du Quartier Haut (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-29 to 2019-06-16

Adriana Lestido - Algunas Chicas
Salle Tarbouriech (FRANCE)
From 2019-05-29 to 2019-06-16

Maia Flore - Harmonies
Festival Photo La Gacilly (FRANCE)
From 2019-06-01 to 2019-09-30

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Portugal, rising from its ashes
Festival Photo La Gacilly (FRANCE)
From 2019-06-01 to 2019-09-30

Jane Evelyn Atwood - Darya, Badante
Le Jardin des Roses (FRANCE)
From 2019-06-07 to 2019-08-31

Ouka Leele - Peluqueria
Plage de Houlgate (FRANCE)
From 2019-06-07 to 2019-08-31

Ouka Leele - La Movida - Chronique d\'une vague
Rencontres d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2019-07-01 to 2019-09-22

Again and Again

Stéphane Duroy

Le Bal
6, impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris (FRANCE)
+33 (01) 44 70 75 50

From 2017-01-06 to 2017-04-09




What if Stéphane Duroy’s work was an exile? After forty years of obsessive wandering in the footsteps of old Europe as far as the United States, Stéphane Duroy today seems pushed by a wind of renewal, towards a photographic praxis taken ever further from itself.

L’Europe du silence, a ground-breaking work embarked upon by the photographer in the 1980s, comes across as an attempt to set out to encounter great History. Constructed in a long-term movement, this series records the vision of man in search of his identity and the memory of an Europe shaken by two world wars and many different totalitarian aberrations.

Since 1977, he has also been facing up to another reality, that of the human factor, of people left out, workers and dropouts plunged into the distress of a Thatcherite Britain undergoing profound changes. The book Distress, which was published late in 2011, is the culmination of an immersion spanning more than 30 years in a profoundly battered country.

Stéphane Duroy’s eye is gradually swerving. Towards the United States, land of exile for millions of Europeans who fled Europe and its tragedies. From Coney Island to Butte, in Montana, Stéphane Duroy tirelessly criss-crosses the migrants’ symbolic path. Their further penetration from east to west in the American territory tallies with the progressive oblivion of the first catastrophe that made exile necessary. Forgetting in order to continue, and survive. For Stéphane Duroy, this relentless disappearance of landmarks, the ravages of the pioneer spirit, the cult of opportunism and the mirage of “everything’s possible” founded the power of America and the same time are undermining it. “We, Europeans, have built the American Dream, that monumental illusion which each one of us pretends to believe in.” Stéphane Duroy will never be done with America, that accursed part of himself. He will be forever returning there, enamoured of those lands with their wild glare and their mournful beauty.

In 2007, his book Unknown appeared. Stéphane Duroy got his hands on a hundred or so copies, which would then form the main material of his work in which he can hew: paste, edit, cut out, split an image, slip in others, break down the space of the page and put it endlessly back together again. And open up a yawning gap between what has been seen and what has been imagined. Everything returns, is re-enacted, recycled and reborn in books, like objects to be tested, exhausted, methodically, one after the other. Gradually an archaeology of memory is constructed, a deposit of raw materials which resist and escape, from the narrative, from the rendering, from the link. Well beyond the photograph. As witness to a world that has become hard to breathe in, Stéphane Duroy uproots his language.

Fannie Escoulen


Curators: Fannie Escoulen and Diane Dufour
In partnership with: anthea associates

The exhibition is being extended at LEICA, from January 5 to April 8, 2017, 105-109 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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