Laura Henno, Annie, Slab City (USA), 2018
Laura Henno, Timmy and Kasey, Slab City (USA), 2018
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.
Colin Thomas, Benetton girl and two lads, Vauxhall, Liverpool
This free event, with its seven original exhibitions, is, above all, an opportunity to share a preview of the Institut pour la photographie’s project with you. The library, workshops, publishing exhibition, portfolios and evening openings will be opportunities to invite all audiences to discuss and experiment with photography, all of which we hope will be “extraORDINARY” moments!
Mary Ellen Mark, Older Couple in a Bar, New York City, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
LISETTE MODEL. UNE ECOLE DU REGARD
Leon Levinstein, Diane Arbus, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Mary Ellen Mark
Throughout her career, Lisette Model has advocated an expressive and subjective approach to the medium in both her personal work and her teaching. This exhibition pays tribute to her by bringing together four great figures of American photography around of her work.
Laura Henno, Maryann and jack-Jack , Slab City (USA), 2017
Laura Henno, Connie, Slab city (USA), 2018
LAURA HENNO / Radical Devotion
Since 2017, Laura Henno has explored the everyday life of Slab City, an encampment of marginalized individuals in the heart of the Californian desert. These images reflect the aesthetics of American documentary photography and reveal the human saga of the characters of this forgotten world.
John Paul Evans, Home Sweet Home, Outside
David Moore, Pictures from the real world, colour photographs, 1987-1988
HOME SWEET HOME
The exhibition brings us into the intimacy and everyday life of Great Britain. The thirty artists gathered here reveal the different social, cultural and political realities of the British domestic environment over the past fifty years.
Thomas Struth, The Terhardt Family, Düsseldorf, 2007
Thomas Struth, The Tilly Family
Thomas Struth, The Smith Family
Thomas Struth, The Yamato Family in front of their house
THOMAS STRUTH / Portraits de famille
Thomas Struth gives us a glimpse of our relationship to everyday life in a resolutely crafted documentary approach. Begun in 1986, his portraits, which are both psychological and sociological, encourage us to take a new look at this predetermined social microcosm and revisit this traditional iconographic register.
THOMAS SAUVIN / Beijing World Park
The artist and collector’s new project is dedicated to the theme park created in 1993 in China to offer a fictional world tour with its miniature monuments. His collection of negatives is an opportunity to revisit the issue of tourism and our relationship to historical heritage.
Times Building and Broadway at night, New York, City Manhattan Post Card Company / The North American, Philadelphia, Photo and Art Postal Company
GREETINGS FROM AMERICA
The postcard is a real social and cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. This new mode of illustrated, fast and inexpensive correspondence, with its international network of photographic image production and distribution, embodies the ambitions of modern Western society.