Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
Didier Ben Loulou
The travellers of Athens
Didier Ben Loulou, Athènes, les gens du voyage. © Didier Ben Loulou. Courtesy Hagalleria
For several years Didier Ben Loulou has been working in Athens, and this new series of photographs is the result. Although his approach is firmly anchored in reality, he remains faithful to his initial sources of inspiration, refusing to work in a hurry and rejecting the idea of reportage.
Didier Ben Loulou has taken Athens as a new field for social enquiry, exploring the transformation of people and bodies into mere commodities and the themes of exile, rootlessness, and poverty. As in Jaffa (1983/1989) and Jerusalem (1991/2006), he relentlessly challenges the founding myths of cities by showing how they reflect the uncertainties and fragilities of the modern world.
2 november – 31 december 2010
25 rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris