EXHIBITIONS 
Edges of Europe
Edges of Europe
by Frédéric SAUTEREAU

Fifteen years have past between the fall of Berlin’s wall until European Union’s enlargement to the East.
On May 1st, 2004, three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), five Central Europe countries (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia) and two Mediterranean (Cyprus and Malta) have joined the Union. Bulgaria and Romania will follow in 2007.

FORCED MARCH
FORCED MARCH
by Samuel BOLLENDORFF

Forgotten of the economic growth, three fourth of the Chinese farmers live under the poverty line.  Without money, the school fees only become unaffordable.
The coal mines, the great works, the world's factories, are eldorados for these farmers running away from thousand years old countryside, devastated by industrial pollution.
Exploited, displaced, without any social protection, without any education, this low cost workforce, at the mercy of the corrupted powers start again everyday, at the risk of their life, the ''Chinese economical miracle.''

6/7 CIUDAD JUAREZ
6/7 CIUDAD JUAREZ
by Guillaume HERBAUT

«Refusing single images, working after the event, playing on suggestion and images subversion, Guillaume Herbaut has chosen a narrow road, between art and journalism. It offers to the new gallery Paul Frèches, who financed the project, a first success.»
Le Monde, 06.09.07

Since 1993, about 400 women were murdered in monstrous conditions in Ciudad Juarez. More than 10 years after the murder of the first victim discovered in the desert between the United States and Mexico, the authorities still cannot set out those responsible for the massacre, or give a convincing explanation for the tragedy. In April 2007, Guillaume Herbaut portrays this city marked by the omnipresence of death and violence.

 

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Material
Format: 18 prints 40x50cm in blak frames. A 9,5 meters linear exhibition.

 

Schedule:
GALERIE PAUL FRECHES (Paris, France 2007).

Collection
Contemporary Art National Fund.(Paris, France)

INDIAN NIGHT
INDIAN NIGHT
by Johann ROUSSELOT

« I like the evening in India, this magical moment when the sun is on the edge on the world's axis, and the calm spreads, and ten thousands state employee drift home on a river of bicycles, thinking about the cost of the life and lord Krishna * ».
Nightly wandering in the cities, villages, and countryside of India. Capture an essence of India, the one from the street, the one from one's street. The show of the Indian street  is generous. One works, eats, washes, and does many other things outside.

ROMA
ROMA
by Jean François JOLY

With this work on the Roma, I want to question the meaning of the European construction for this people without border, territory and of nomadic tradition. Intrinsically, because of their history and culture, there is no people that is more European.

Pictures made in Romania, Kosovo and France with the Roma.
Work made thanks to the Mosaïque loan awarded by the CNA, Luxembourg.

5/7 URAKAMI
5/7 URAKAMI
by Guillaume HERBAUT

«This documentary work embracing all at once nature and the human notes the name, the age or the place, the distance from the epicenter, the aftereffects. He forces to look at what one doesn’t want to see.»
L’Humanité, Decembre 14, 2006

In Nagasaki, the US Bomber’s mission was to destroy the port and industrial sites where Mitsubishi warships were being built. But the pilot mistook the ordnance and dropped the A-bomb 3 kilometers before, on Urakami, residential neighborhood mainly occupied by the social minorities of the city. The victims became “Hibakushas”: “survivors”. In this exhibition, Guillaume Herbaut records the traces of the disaster on the bodies, nature, in a simple and daily way. These images tell the horror of the bomb still present because drowned in the daily life. 

 

 

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Materiel
18 images, 1 introducing text.
Format: 18 prints 40x50cm in black frame. 2 text panels framed 40x25cm. A 9 meters linear exhibition.

Schedule
MAISON ROUGE (Paris, France, 2007).
MOONTH OF THE PHOTO IN CRACOVIE (Poland, 2006).
JEU DE PAUME (Paris, France, 2005).
VISA POUR L’IMAGE (Perpignan, France, 2005).

Collection
Antoine de Galbert

N40°42
N40°42'42'' W74°00'45''
by Frédéric SAUTEREAU

New York, September 20 to 28, 2001.

2/7 SHOKDRA
2/7 SHOKDRA
by Guillaume HERBAUT
«No more than 17 images, pasted one to the other like a movie sequence shot. Guillaume Herbaut’s exhibition in Perpignan, on a vendetta tradition in Albania, stands out. It is one of the most conviencing with its biased form, its way of associating words traeted like images, the way this 33 year-old photographer takes distance to reveal an unvisible  tragedy. »
Le Monde, 09.02.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 000 people are affected by vendettas in the North of Albania, living shut away for fear of reprisals from the opposing family. 1000 children do not leave home and no longer attend school. 2000 women have lost their husbands in settling of scores. The fall of the communist dictatorship in 1991 led to the reappearance of earlier practices. The Kanun, a civil code drafted by Lek Dukadjini, a lord of the North in the 15th century, has extended its influence in a time when the voices of the police and the judiciary are inaudible. The Kanun strictly codifies revenge. If one of its members is killed, a family must take revenge.

 

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Materiel
Format: 16 prints 40x50cm and 16 texts 40x50cm in black frames. A 16 meters linear exhibition.
 

Schedule
FOTO ESPANA (Madrid, Spain, 2007).
MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY in MOSCOW (Russia, 2007)
JEU DE PAUME (Paris, France, 2005).
LIANZHOU INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL (China, 2005)
ILE-DE-FRANCE PHOTOGRAPHIC LEFT (Pontault-Combault, France, 2004)
VISA POUR L’IMAGE (Perpignan, 2004).

Collection
Contemporary Art National Fund.

LOKICHOKIO, HUMANITRIAN ELDORADO
LOKICHOKIO, HUMANITRIAN ELDORADO
by Michael ZUMSTEIN

22 pictures and three panels made in 2005.

Michaël Zumstein is focussing on the ambiguity and the economical consequences of humanitarian action.

Lokichokio is an artificial town, emerging from a no man’s land located in northern
Kenya near the Sudanese border.

RESONANCES
RESONANCES
by Jean François JOLY

RESONANCES is a selection of 100 portraits fromm more than ten years of photographic work.

These pictures were taken for personal projects, "Naufragés" and "Tsiganes",  for press or institutional assignments.

A book /DVD goes with this photographic work.

SILENCE SIDA
SILENCE SIDA
by Samuel BOLLENDORFF

Russia, Malawi, Uganda et Brasil.

How to put faces on the plague and its statistics so inhuman that they don't speak anymore.
This four chapters serie on the inequalities in the treatments and the social consequences of the plague is only  made of portraits of individuals looking at the camera, with a few simple words on their condition as ill persons.
The horror of the unfairness towards the access to medical care reads in the texts, the humanity in the dignity of their look.

HOPITAL SILENCE
HOPITAL SILENCE
by Samuel BOLLENDORFF

 

Samuel Bollendorff has shared during four years the daily life of different hospital departments. Far from the medical aspect, he kept a social and human approach of the hospital role. Through time and complicities gained, he wanted to understand what was the life of these individuals who are united by the desease and the will to give. The hospital along life, the hospital along our lives...

INDIA SHINING INDIA CRYING
INDIA SHINING INDIA CRYING
by Johann ROUSSELOT

Ambitious, enormous, under the watchful eye of international organizations, India has a plan : it will become an economic power, a real player inside the international community. After centuries of submissiveness to the British Empire, and half a century of sleepy independence, the Asian elephant has started to wake up. Economic reforms initiated in 1991 have now become visible.

But the Indian development sees large, has wide and hurried gestures, engendering ‘bulldozer politics’ with little concern for ‘collateral damage’.

France Ô France

April 21, 2002 : the unpredictable shock.

A reality which brings up doubts and questions. Were there any signs, images that escaped our comprehension ?

"France, Ô France" : an exhibition retracing ten years of Oeil Public archives - exposed and co-produced with the Lectoure festival, supported by Canon and by Processus photo lab.

Of Walls and Lives
Of Walls and Lives
by Frédéric SAUTEREAU

In 1989 the most well-known and symbolic of all walls fell: the Berlin Wall. Yet, fifteen years on, several cities remain divided : Belfast, Nicosia, Mostar, Mitrovica, Jerusalem.
This work intends to show the daily life of these people, who either live in a lack of understanding or feel hatred for the other standing beyond the wall.