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Antipersonnel –Raphaël Dallaporta


On the occasion of the Cambodia Landmines Conference, some photosof Raphaël Dallaporta are exhibited on the Sisowath Quay.
With a slow and reflective rhythm, at all times demanding, never falling into the spectacular, and always insisting on the need to produce meaning, Raphael Dallaporta casts an objective eye on the contemporary world, using all the resources of his exceptional technical mastery. Two “still lives,” in which the photographer has highlighted antipersonnel mines in his studio as though they were pieces of jewelry, and views of the sadness of Christmas trees thrown away in the street after the holidays, summarize a critical and questioning point of view. The exhibition of these photos is surely provoking reactions, especially in the particular context of Cambodia.

Born in 1980. Lives and works in Paris.
After receiving his diploma at the Ecole des Gobelins in Paris, he obtained a scholarship in 2002 for one year at the Fabrica (Italy)His series “Xmas trees” was published by Telerama, and was presented by the Fnac in January 2003.Correspondent until 2003. for the Colors magazine, he publishes his work in Vogue-Italia Ojodepez, Blast, CitizenK International, Official, Wad, Extra Small. In 2004, he was selected by Martin Parr to exhibit at the Rencontres d’Arles. His work can be seen in the collections of the Fond National d’Art Contemporain and La Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

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