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Patrick Tourneboeuf

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Patrick Tourneboeuf is presenting eight photographs of memorials from his series Stèles for an exhibition that coincides with the centenary of World War I. A personal story led Patrick Tourneboeuf to turn his attention to French monuments erected in memory of les poilus, the term civilians used to refer to soldiers. In late July 1914, as troops from across the country mobilized, Abel Paul Tourneboeuf left his family farm in Sarthe. On the third day of the war, August 3, 1914, he was killed in battle.

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