The UPP Gallery presents Corentin Fohlen’s exhibition “The Village” from 11 January to 15 February, 2019.
This work, realized between 2012 and 2018, traces the evolution of a village created from scratch after the earthquake in Haiti. Between absurdity and surrealism, this place (located 25 kilometers from Port-au-Prince) has, year after year, built and developed over the woes and political turmoil. This rare government project of private housing is the image of the country: fragile, uncertain. It focuses on small scale all the problems of Haiti: corruption, poorly thought out development project, absence of the State, mismanagement of resources, excessive ambition, waste energy… But it also shows how much the Haitian population always ends up make it by herself, without waiting for help from elsewhere. Corentin Fohlen
This work has been awarded with a Sony World Photography Award in 2018 and the White House Award in 2017.
A book was published in October 2018, published by Le Bec en l’Air. It is prefaced by the Haitian writer Yanick Lahens (2014 Femina Prize).
Opening and signing on January 15th from 6.30pm
Galerie de l'UPP
11 Rue de Belzunce, 75010 Paris, France
January 11, 2019 to February 15, 2019