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EventEli Lotar, Inter-War Photographer
In connection with the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou, the Eli Lotar exhibition at the Jeu de Paume is a co-production between the two Parisian institutions. Gathering around one hundred vintage prints as well as documents, it is the first retrospective dedicated to someone not only a photographer, but a filmmaker as well.
BooksGordon Parks, I am You – Selected Works 1942-1978
Injustice, violence, the rise of the American civil rights movement, high fashion and the arts—Gordon Parks captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his multi-faceted career. I AM YOU: Selected Works, 1942–1978 reveals the breadth of his work as the first African American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines as well as a filmmaker, and as a writer.
EventJean Luc Aribaud, one of l’Éléphant’s favourites
Jean Luc Aribaud was born in Mazamet on 22nd July 1961 and has worked in the arts for about twenty years. A poet and a photographer at the same time, he separates his passions which for him, are opposite sides of the same vision and understanding of the world.
EventMarianna Rothen, Shadows in Paradise
On view at Steven Kasher Gallery, in New York, is Marianna Rothen’s latest series Shadows in Paradise and a two-channel video installation The Woman with The Crown. Rothen creates her work with a complex alternation of analog and digital processes. Her subjects are captured digitally, then re-photographed onto Polaroid film which is digitally scanned and digitally printed for exhibition.
EventNicolas Dhervillers, Detachment
In Detachment, the new photographic series by Nicolas Dhervillers, nature is frosty and very white. The roads are carved out towards we know not where, or hidden by tight bends. The forests look like jungles. There are lost mountains, peaks and ravines, a metal bridge between two worlds, a spectacular waterfall.
BooksPeter van Agtmael, Buzzing at the Sill
A hawk with its wings outstretched introduces, with unease, Peter van Agtmael’s latest book, Buzzing at the Sill. We learn in its pages that the preying bird in the image is determined to peck and flap at the windowsill of the military medical center in Brooke, Texas.
EventHow photography invented the mountain
Who invented the mountainous landscape? Romantic literature, with its fascination for the sublime? Painting? Engraving? None of the above: the credit for popularizing the theme in the late nineteenth century, just as tourism and mountaineering were taking off, goes to photography.
EventThomas Albdorf, General View
Reality is disarrayed in specific images and iconic landscapes. There is an idea when you hear a word like park. An image grows; perhaps it blooms green in your mind with standing trees, peaks and pillars of stone and bark. Or maybe not? Perhaps a different place, a person, a picnic, a panoramic.