The Galerie du Lendemain offers for its second exhibition with Christian Maillard a selection of Kodakrome color slides, selected in the 1970s.
The photographer’s favorite themes are travel, the taste for discovery, the confrontation with foreign cultures. They are perfectly embodied here through these portraits who seem to come from such a distant past – these photographs are however hardly more than 50 years old -, from a world so far removed from our contemporary societies, where everything that was manual, physical and artisanal has disappeared with the advent of digital and virtual.
In these photographs where the colors burst with life in intense chromatic contrasts, composing real “classic” paintings, we feel the importance of the traditions of each region visited, of each country explored. Sometimes centuries-old traditions, with these women and men who tirelessly repeated these gestures with precision to create, magnify or more simply nourish their loved ones.
Christian Maillard : Couleur 1970s
December 9, 2022 – February 4, 2023
Galerie du Lendemain
107-109 R. Quincampoix
75003 Paris, France