This collective exhibition for the 25th anniversary of the Camera Obscura gallery was inspired by Marcelo Fuentes and Rosa Artero, a couple of painters from Valencia (Spain), who have for some years pursued in parallel an intimate work on flowers.
Our desire to exhibit was consistent with the twenty-five years of the gallery and the idea came to us to associate photographers with a particular affinity with this theme to compose this very flowery set: what better than a beautiful bouquet for a birthday?
Takashi Arai – Rosa Artero – Denis Brihat – Eric Dessert – Marcelo Fuentes – Michael Kenna – Ingar Krauss – Josef Nadj – Françoise Nuñez – Sarah Moon – Bernard Plossu
Jean-François Spricigo – Patrick Taberna – Masao Yamamoto
The Camera Obscura gallery, created by Kiyoko and Didier Brousse, opened in June 1993 in the rue Daguerre (Paris 14th) with an exhibition dedicated to Lucien Hervé.
A dozen years earlier, Didier Brousse had created the Atelier Demi-Teinte, where he proposed black-and-white printing and framing services. Exhibitions and the edition of portfolios of original prints (Lucien Hervé, Paolo Roversi, Eva Rubinstein) soon extended this activity and the project to open a gallery arised.
The very first exhibitions are devoted to photographers for whom Didier made prints, but soon opened to Japanese photography thanks to his wife Kiyoko (Yasushiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Jun Shiraoka, Shoji Ueda, Tomio Seike, Koichiro Kurita, Masao Yamamoto …) In 2003, the gallery moved to 268 boulevard Raspail, its current address across from to the Cartier Foundation, and proposes the first exhibition of Sarah Moon within its walls.
Since then, Camera Obscura has presented nearly 150 exhibitions.
Collective exhibition for the 25th anniversary of the Camera Obscura gallery
September 7 – October 20, 2018
Camera Obscura Gallery
268 boulevard Raspail