On the occasion of its 70th birthday, Emmaus (a charitable organisation) made an artistic collaboration with photographer and visual artist Nicolas Henry.
For its birthday, the Abbé Pierre’s movement asked the artist to portray, in a very poetic way, the people accompanied by the association in order to celebrate the diversity of the ways and embody the evolution of the current society. .
This immersive and ephemeral work combines photography and artistic installation.
The exhibition will present about a hundred photographic works, twenty of them in large format, of people welcomed by Emmaus. Four months of work to realize symbolic stagings, testifying of their stories.
Nicolas Henry is a French photographer, stage director and visual artist who graduated from the Beaux Arts in Paris. His works combine writing, photography, and sculpture and have been exhibited all over the world, from international photography meetings from Arles to festivals and biennials, to Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, India, Senegal … Through the national domains such as Mont Saint Michel or Saint Cloud, the national scene of Nice, and the house of arts of Créteil, and museums, or the Goen Museum of Photography Busan in Korea, the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, and the National Museum of Immigration, Palace of the Porte Dorée in Paris.
Nicolas Henry pour les 70 ans d’Emmaüs
October 5 to 27
Place du Palais Royal