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Église Sainte Catherine de Penne : Amélie Galup or the faces of time


A photographic exhibition at the Église Sainte Catherine de Penne, in the Tarn, as part of a poetry festival, Les Balladines de Penne, is dedicated to Amélie Galup, who lived in the village next door, in Saint-Antonin- Noble-Val. It is entitled: Amélie Galup ou les visages du temps. In his presentation, the curator Jacques Sierpinski writes:

Amélie Galup honed her photographic practice from 1885 to 1901, in the gorges of the Aveyron, using different medium and large format cameras, developing her films, plates and bromides herself,  as today young photographers are following her example and rediscovering the preparatory magic of analog photography techniques, from shooting to printing photos.

She was interested, as an informed amateur, obviously in her family which she did not hesitate to stage, in a theater whose play was written in advance, using props to detach her subject from the background, summoning games or legends to create sets that accompany us in a falsely documentary, sometimes phantasmagorical universe.

Amélie Galup’s photographs are a testimony to society at the dawn of the 20th century, at the same time, some of her portraits take on a contemporary character, both in the way of positioning her models, in the very attitude of the models, and in her distance to the subjects.

This exhibition was produced thanks to the collaboration of the Media Library of Heritage and Photography (MPP) which preserves both the archives of Historical Monuments and Archeology and the photographic heritage of the State.

Jacques Sierpinski


The exhibition will be visible until July 30 at the Sainte Catherine de Penne church and from September 15 to October 30 at the town hall of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.

Les Balladines de Penne
811140 Penne, France

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