The Musée Français de la Photographie in Bièvres is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, a new photography space for temporary exhibit will be opening that will be examining the role of photography in today’s society. The first exhibition to be held there is Aux frontières de l’intime: les photographes et leurs enfants (“The Limits of Intimacy: Photographers and Their Children”), featuring the work of fourteen photographers and their vision of their children.
Curated by Julie Corteville, head curator and director of the museum, her selection of images is a perfect match for the theme of intimacy, plunging the viewer into a secret atmosphere where artists share with us pieces of their lives. From Bernard Plossu and Yves Trémorin to Julie Blackmond, Ellen Kooi and Fouad El Khoury, the exhibition raises several questions: do photographers take pictures of their children like everybody else? Do they adopt a particular style to do so? What role do these images play in their work? What status do they have? For the Musée Français de la Photographie, which boasts nearly 900,000 images in its professional and amateur archives, addressing these questions is to address the porous borders between different photographic practices.
Aux frontières de l’intime : les photographes et leurs enfants
Photographs exhibited : Julie Blackmon, Fouad ElKoury, Franck Gérard, Ellen Kooi, Alain Laboile, Julien Magre, Bertien van Manen, Nelli Palomäki, Bernard Plossu, Philippe Schuller, Emmanuel Sougez, Patrick Taberna, Yves Trémorin et Paul Vitez.
From November 20th to April 15th, 2015
Musée français de la Photographie
78, rue de Paris
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Wendesday – Sunday 1.30pm – 5.30