Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
A new generation
As a counterpoint to the exhibition “Raymond Depardon: a personal vision of France”, the collective exhibition “France14” will be presented in the Julien Cain alley. The photographs on display are not commissioned works. They propose a series of viewpoints that admit of no pity nor concessions.
They stand as photo narratives in which landscape observation and social reality reports feed on autobiographical material. In 2006, Raymond Depardon presented in Arles the works of young French photographers. He said: “This is the new generation of reporters and photographers. They take some risks, work quickly and spend time in the field. They work at the heart of the matter, with patience and acute attention – I’d even venture to say with courage. Beyond the scoop, we can see the determined and energetic manner of talented photographers…” Among these photographers, 14 have decided to compose this informal group and work around the notion of territory in every sense and nuance of the concept.
Jean Christophe Béchet, Philippe Chancel, Julien Chapsal, Cyrus Cornut, Gilles Coulon, Olivier Culmann, Raphaël Dallaporta, Franck Gérard, Laurent Gueneau, Olivier Jobard, Stéphane Lagoutte, Gilles Leimdorfer, Malik Nejmi, Marion Poussier.
30 september – 21 november 2010
BnF François Mitterand