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Call for applications : Prix Bayeux-Calvados 2017

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Third Edition of Photo se Livre Begins in Aix-en-Provence

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Mathias Depardon Interrupts His Hunger Strike

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Annie Leibovitz, Photos tirées de la série Driving © Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz, Photos tirées de la série Driving © Annie Leibovitz

This was our editors’ pick of the week. The fantastic, maniac creativity of Pierre Leblanc’s series Le Banc (The Bench) was particularly impressive. The photographs were accompanied by this short text:

It couldn’t go on like this. Things were turning for the worse. A long process of destruction had begun. It became uncontrollable, and spread like lightning… and what should have happened happened, a flash and then nothing. Overtaken by the events, men became afraid, entrenched themselves, isolated themselves. A resistance was organized, but in vain. What remains is ‘The Bench,’ which will tell you of those responsible for this tragedy. What remains is a bench, to learn to be reborn… to gently, slowly rebuild the obscenity of our incoherence and leave a trace behind.

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Pierre Leblanc

A sharp look on a cracked up society. If the expression « to be driving » often means that we are “master on board”, having control on our lives, I show here that it’s not always the case.

Montreuil : The Existential Prisons of Pierre Leblanc

Le 116, a contemporary art center based in Montreuil, welcomes Belgian photographer Pierre Leblanc’s exhibition Discriminations. This series portrays individuals in cells which incarnate the twenty discriminations* prohibited by law, ranging from sexual orientation, health, ev...