Stéphane Duroy :
Small is Beautiful
As part of the Mois de la Photo in Paris, the Galerie In Camera will present until December 8, 2012, a collection of small-format photographs by Stéphane Duroy, in response to one of the festival’s themes, “Small is beautiful.” The selections were made from two new Duroy publications: Geisterbild (Éditions Filigrane) and Guardian of Time (Only Photography).
We know that, for Stéphane Duroy, the book is a special means of expression. He designed Geisterbild by himself, bringing together recent photographs with unknown ones stuck on pieces of old wallpaper. The work intends to bring to mind, “the slow impregnation of German society by the Nazis, alternating between violence and false promises.”
For Guardian of Time, the photographer entrusted Roland Angst with designing and producing the book. It collects photographs of men, women and groups taken over a 40-year period.
A third section of the exhibition brings together twenty small prints, a synthesis of the photographer’s work, including his in-depth reporting from Berlin and Great Britain, as well as his exploration of memories of Europe in the war-torn 20th century.
In the introduction to the exhibition, Christian Caujolle describes each image as, “driven by an inner need, a deep and disillusioned reflection of the meaning of a part of history in which man committed horrible acts, yet learned nothing from the experience... With its dual documentary and conceptual approach, Duroy’s work provides a disabused acknowledgment of the 20th century and its contemporary consequences.”
In part of Mois de la Photo à Paris 2012
Until December 8th, 2012
In camera galerie
21 rue Las Cases
75007 Paris - France