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Photographers, where are they ?


Story by Philippe Brault

Though the year 2016 is still in its earlier months, numerous social movements have already emerged and seem here to last. Strikes against the labour reform, opposition to the state of emergency, #NuitDebout movement, denunciation of police brutality...not only are they times of exasperation and anger, they are also echoing a deeply anchored social contestation.

The rising voices and movements convey a drive to put an end to the current atmosphere of fear, fed for years by the social and...

Love in Time Square
Story : Jean-Christian Bourcart
Objects and constraints
From 2016-02-19 to 2016-08-19
Exhibition : Jean-Robert Dantou
Act 2 (3e Scène)
Denis Darzacq
Photography Workshop
in Paris
Cédric Gerbehaye
VU'WORKSHOP : Documentary Photography:
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At a time when self-representation prevails on a global representation of the world, love has to be recorded, showed and displayed. On Time Square, New York, a giant screen broadcasts live pictures of the crowd. People get ecstatic discovering images of themselves as tall as buildings, and...

 

A bent toothbrush, a pipe, a trashbag, an engagement ring, perfume bottles... Jean-Robert Dantou puts into perspective representations of madness in the history of photography, and propose a series of objects and texts presented as windows into the daily lives of thoses described more as than as...

 

The photographer Denis Darzacq likes to capture ephemeral moments, like in his series “La Chute” (“The Fall”, 2005-2006), which shows bodies hovering just above the floor. For him, the Paris Opera’s proposal to work with dancers who are among the best in the world was a “marvellous...

 
June 10th, 11th and 13th 2016
May it be for the here or the elsewhere, when one photographs in the form of documentary, several steps are to be undertaken, which is what this Workshop will scrutinise and analyse in depth. From the very first location spotting to a true understanding of what is at stake...

Belgique - D'entre eux
Story : Cédric Gerbehaye
Grand Paris: Here and Now
Story : Pierre-Olivier Deschamps
Insert Coins
Book : Christian Lutz
Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live
Book : José Manuel Navia

Depuis 1830, la Belgique rassemble deux peuples unis par la volonté des grandes puissances de l’époque de créer un état tampon. Entre cultures latine et germanique, elle témoigne, selon Victor Hugo, « de ce goût tourmenté et bizarre qui résulte du choc du Nord et du Midi, de la Flandre...

 

Pierre-Olivier Deschamps went to visit 57 suburban territories which will be served in few years by the Grand Paris Express, a strategic transport project in Ile-de-France to connect various cities of the area. Spending two years travelling throughout urban and peri-urban landscapes that will be...

 
In Las Vegas, everything seems possible, indifference above all. "Insert Coins is a blues" in the words of the author. Its pace is melancholic and dark, intertwined with a poem that makes the unacceptable watchable, injecting humanity where the die is definitely cast. Christian Lutz shows a...

 
“In this project, no doubt one of the most personal in which I have been involved to date, I set out to address unreservedly the difficult and fascinating relationship – which for me is essential – between image and word, photography and literature, always on the basis of the importance that...