EventSaul Leiter, The New York Nabi
Saul Leiter spent over sixty years of his life and took most of his photographs in New York City’s East Village, near Saint Marks Place. Over the past years, the neighborhood has become strikingly Japanese, filled with izakayas, sobayas, ramen restaurants, and Japanese specialty supermarkets.
EventMarsha Owett, Fifty Shades of Red
Sex and photography are often about manipulating perception. Desire to capture or prolong a moment blurs some details as it brings others into focus. In New-York based photographer Marsha Owett's new exhibition, Fifty Shades of Red, on view at Alfstad Contemporary, you're never quite sure what you're looking at, but you feel an emotion.
EventMemory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
The Łódź Ghetto was as isolated from the outside world as if it were a raft cast afloat in hostile waters, hundreds of miles from the nearest shore. That the Polish name of the city, where it was carved out seemingly overnight, on February 8, 1940, means boat, seems a cruel irony.
EventThe Diamond Trace: Kimberley, South Africa in Photographs by Patrick Tourneboeuf
Focusing on the scars of history, French photographer Patrick Tourneboeuf uses his view camera to photograph people through what they leave behind them – places where people live and then sometimes they desert.
EventOlivier Verley, Dans le sens du paysage
What characterizes Olivier Verley’s photographic approach is the permanence of the places he summons. Whether it be the French Vexin that he has been exploring since his childhood, the banks of the Oise, or the hills of the Gers, landscape is consistent in the work, however, the photographer’s eye is always different.
EventTodd Forsgren: birdwatcher and ecologist
Photographer Todd Forsgren depict birds that have been caught in mist nets as part of scientific surveys and ornithological research. During this moment, the birds inhabit a fascinating conceptual space between our framework of “the bird in the bush and the bird in the hand.”
EventThe oriental dream of François Fontaine
In the footsteps of his naval officer father, François Fontaine criss-crossed South-east Asia, China, Japan and India for more than twenty years. Some long thematic series with titles more poetic than documentary punctuated his journey: Au fil du Mékong, Lost in China, Japanese Whispers, L’Heure sacrée, Rêve d’Orient…
EventThe funny life of Karen Knorr’s animals
American photographer Karen Knorr’s last series if composed of constructed animal scenarios taken in both Europe and India. Shot between 2003 and 2016 in various European museums and stately homes and in Indian palaces and temples, these images explores the disjunction between nature and culture, bringing the historical tradition of picturing animals squarely into the 21st century.
EventMois de la Photo : Joel-Peter Witkin, sex and fetishism
Forty years of an artistic journey, with an undeniable timelessness, concentrated in the unpublished works, recently produced by Joel-Peter Witkin. This outstanding American photographer’s favourite themes link sexual desire, spirituality and death in living pictures, antechamber of fetishism. He develops a system of representation functioning as a mirror shaped by powerful signs.