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Current Exhibitions

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


Jane Evelyn Atwood - On Prostitution, Paris 1976-1979
Maison de la photographie Robert Doisneau (FRANCE)
From 2019-01-25 to 2019-04-21


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


Françoise Huguier - Francoise Huguier Exhibition
Le Parvis Espace Culturel (FRANCE)
From 2019-01-26 to 2019-03-30


Massimo Siragusa - Other Landscapes
Museu di Bastia (FRANCE)
From 2019-02-21 to 2019-03-29


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


Claudine Doury - L\'homme nouveau
Galerie DOMUS (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-05 to 2019-04-22


Bruno Boudjelal - La traversée des apparences - Residence FIFDH
Zone piétonne du Mont-Blanc / Le Cairn - Espace culturel (SWITZERLAND)
From 2019-03-09 to 2019-04-07


Hugues de Wurstemberger - Farmers
Carmel de Libourne (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-14 to 2019-04-14


Christophe Goussard - Entre fleuve et rivière
DIDAM (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-15 to 2019-05-19


Next exhibitions

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

Stéphane Duroy - Distress
Commanderie Saint-Jean (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-05 to 2019-05-19

Rip Hopkins - Another Country
Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-05 to 2019-05-19

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

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

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

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

Haiti

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Capitole - Les Rencontres d'Arles
Les Rencontres d'Arles (informations) 10 rond point des Arènes
13200 Arles (FRANCE)
33 (0)4 90 96 76 06

From 2008-07-08 to 2008-09-14


• 10h - 19h

In the gripping text introducing the book of this exhibition, Haitian writer Lyonel Trouillot warns that “You can’t photograph a country. But looking through the photos on show here you come to the instructive conclusion that Haiti, a little like all countries, really is an impossible entity. It is this impossibility that Jane Evelyn Atwood has captured. Each photo points to something irreducible, each photo embodies a moment of something whose meaning cannot readily be drawn out. Something that challenges the fakery of the obvious”.Very favourably received at the Visa 2007 festival in Perpignan, American photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood’s work on Haiti is radically at odds with the images of violence and poverty regularly used to illustrate the situation in this Caribbean country; and at odds with the prior practice of the artist, who shifts to colour to express her fascination with the “incredibly alive and amazing” Haitian people. With long-term blackand- white projects to her credit on prostitution, prisons and victims of antipersonnel mines and AIDS, Atwood – Paris Match Journalism Prize, Grand Prix SCAM,W. Eugene Smith Foundation Prize – approaches Haitiwithout preconceptions and with an eye she attempts to free of all influences.Discreetly she shows us women, children and men, observing the diversity of individual lives marked by the driven resourcefulness poverty and inequality demand. She reveals, too, the intact beauty of a people unresigned to the dark sun of fatalism and endlessly shaping fresh possibilities for the future. The distinctive technique of these pictures, especially the portraits, seems to generate a play of light and shade in broad daylight; here colour is used not to stress the rich chromatic range already present in the viewfinder, but to heighten shadows, contrasts and light in a way that sets up a subtle kind of intimacy with the subject-matter. As Lyonel Trouillot puts it, “Everything’s there; everything underlying the contradictions of living and barely surviving in Haiti. Yet nothing is shown as typical or representative… You can’t photograph a country, but photos can give access to a country in the form of fragments. Can reveal that we only see tiny pieces of all the life there is to see”.

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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