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Call for applications: First Brittany Grand Prize of Photography

The French region of Brittany launches its first photographic contest. Open to “professional p...

Galleries: MIA Photo Fair 2018 Opens Application

The eighteenth edition of the MIA Photo Fair will be held from 9 to 12 March 2018 in Milan. The fair...

Bieke Depoorter Wins Levallois Prize 2017

The Levallois 2017 Prize for young international photography has been been given to the Belgian pho...
Joe Shore, Marilyn Monroe (In shorts), 1952 © Joe Shore and Fahey/Klein Gallery, LA
Joe Shore, Marilyn Monroe (In shorts), 1952 © Joe Shore and Fahey/Klein Gallery, LA

While the world only has eyes for two candidates, there are many presidents of associations, often unknown but always involved, who deserve all our attention. Our country has 1,300,000 associations that form a dense cultural, environmental, social, and patrimonial network. The associations represent a unique and highly essential contribution at a time when social links are so often accused of decline, even demise, especially in less privileged regions.

Public service delegations, areas of experimentation, innovation, an incubator for men and women marching ahead, these associations work for the common interests and relate to community life. Each association is represented by a president. Through their authority, Thierry Bouët is showing how many associations, in their immense diversity, are part of the cement of our society. Without discrimination as to notoriety of members or budget, all the collectives are represented. Thierry did enjoy traveling throughout France to meet these people, who, though different, always carry with them a strong collective perspective. For him, “they are derived from a republican nobility, as there was an empire nobility.

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Thierry Bouët

Born 1959, Paris, France. Lives and works in Paris. Thierry Bouët studied law before starting his photography career in the army. Afterwards, he became artistic director of the Harcourt studio and, later, a fashion photographer. He grad...

Moscow PhotoBiennale 2016 : Thierry Bouët

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Moscow presents as part of the 11th International Month of Photography in Moscow PHOTOBIENNALE 2016, Personal Affairs an exhibition by French photographer Thierry Bouët curated by Sam Stourdzé. This project is presented by Les Rencontres d'Arle...

Arles 2015 : Thierry Bouët, Personal Affairs

For Thierry Bouët’s latest series at the Rencontres d’Arles, Affaires Privées (Personal Affairs), the photographer met with people selling items on the Le Bon Coin (a local classifieds website similar to Craigslist), taking pictures of the vendors with the...

Thierry Bouët’s Postcards

Since 1989, photographer Thierry Bouët has sent postcards to his best friend, who never replies. Each postcard is manually prepared by Bouët in the same way: a picture made by the photographer on the front, a message on the back, and a carefully chosen stamp. These postcards b...