The Hôtel Départemental des Arts in Toulon is showing some of Florence and Damien Bachelot’s collection through a selection of one hundred and fifty photographs that explore the theme of “Des villes et des hommes (of towns and men)”.
With their interest in the real, the urban, its evolution and its complexity, an important part of the Bachelots’ collection is in part a reflection on the place of man in society and in the city. It is often images that are organised around metropolises, architecture, walking in the street, and the perception of modern space.
For this exhibition in Toulon, the two curators, Françoise Docquiert and Ricardo Vazquez, selected close to one hundred and fifty images from the couple’s collection. Humanist photography, be it French or American, is certainly well represented here, but the public will also find works stemming from American street photography, reportage and contemporary photography. With, particularly: Diane Arbus, Brassaï, Gilles Caron, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Mario Giacomelli, Harry Gruyaert, Saul Leiter…
Hôtel Départemental des Arts – Centre d’art du Var
236 Boulevard Général Leclerc 83000 Toulon France
February 10, 2018 to April 22, 2018