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Memorial 14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette : Behind the images. Photographing War


The Great War marked a major turning point in the use of photography. In less than four years, photography established itself as a mass information tool: tens of thousands of photographs, taken by official or amateur photographers, reflect the mobilization of a country.

Throughout the year, the 14-18 Memorial presents hundreds of photographs in its Centre d’Histoire.

But do you know the stories behind these images?

The exhibition Behind the Images. Photographing the war reveals the journey of an image during the Great War, from its production to its distribution, and its legacy in contemporary photography, through a selection of photographs from the ECPAD collections. Complementing the Memorial route, these images bring a new angle to the territories of the North and Pas-de-Calais in the turmoil of the world conflict.

On this occasion, the Memorial 14-18 also presents the work of the photoreporter Édouard Elias, whose photographs taken in Ukraine during the Donbass War in 2018 resonate disturbingly with the images of the First World War.



Exhibition visible from February 6 to November 11, 2021 (dates subject to changes in the health situation and subject to government announcements)

Free entry (except certain information appointments on the Memorial 14-18 website)

14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Memorial History Center

102 rue Pasteur in Souchez

03 21 74 83 15 – [email protected]

Facebook – Instagram: @ memorial1418

Until March 31: Wednesday to Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

From April 1 to November 11: Wednesday to Friday 10 am-1pm / 2 pm-6pm – Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1pm / 2 pm-6pm

Closed on monday and tuesday



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