John Paul Evans
Oct 12 – Dec 15, 2019
Institut pour la Photographie
Lille, France

This free inaugural event with its seven original exhibitions by artists including Thomas Struth, Laura Henno, Connie Slab, Lisette Model, Mary Ellen Mark, and others, is, above all, an opportunity to share a preview of the Institut pour la Photographie’s project.

Never before have we used photography so much to share our everyday lives. From family portraits to street photography, postcards to digital applications, this first program reveals how photographers, artists, amateurs and entrepreneurs have continually appropriated the medium to record, question and even glorify the banality of everyday life from the 19th century to the present day.

Institut pour la Photographie
Lille, France

  • Georg Kussmann: FRG

    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)

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