“PARIS/NYC” is the result of fifteen years of photography in these two mythical cities, which are close to photographer David Bacher’s heart. The project was published in a photo book in 2020 by the publisher Lammerhuber in Vienna, Austria.
The Paris/NYC exhibition is presented first at Initial and will then travel to other cities in France. David Bacher began photographing in Paris upon his arrival in 2004 and later in New York in 2008. Particularly fascinated and inspired by humanist photographers such as Vivian Maier, Henri-Cartier Bresson or Robert Frank, among many others, David is interested in the nuances in everyday life that are often overlooked or not noticed. Scanning the city with his ﬂuide eye, he captures with his camera the emotions of the people around him. Sometimes he juxtaposes several elements on diﬀerent shots.
According to Carole Naggar “David often creates trompe-l’oeil or he upsets perspectives, giving reﬂets and shadows a presence as real as the bodies and faces that populate the theater of his streets.” In the book’s preface she also noted, “while not overtly political, Bacher nevertheless excels at indirect and subtle social commentary and captures the incongruities and contradictions of everyday life, especially interracial and cultural discrepancies.”
By playing on the eﬀets of globalization the photographer invites his viewer to reﬂect and often hesitate to determine in which city the photographs were taken. It is these diﬀerent levels of complexity that force us to study each image carefully. David Bacher likes photographs that are direct and understandable but at the same time encourage us to ask questions. He sees his images as a way to play with the world.
David Bacher is an American and Austrian photographer and painter who has lived in France for 18 years. He works for the press and also collaborates with international organizations such as the United Nations.
Currently he devotes his time to long-term personal projects. His first book Paris/NYC was released in 2020. He is currently working on his second book on Morocco.
David was born and raised in the United States in the state of Virginia. There he earned a degree in economics and anthropology at the University of Virginia. These two disciplines inﬂuence his view of the world around him.
David Bacher – Paris / NYC
62 Avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Line 10 Boulogne Jean – Jaurès
From 07 to 28 may 2022
Opening on Saturday, May 07 from 4pm in the presence of David Bacher
62 Avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 92 100 Boulogne-Billancourt
May 07, 2022 to May 28, 2022