Val Fleury exhibits more than 100 photos from the personal collection of Corinne Jamet-Vierny, daughter of French photographer Pierre Jamet (1910-2000).
The exhibition “Eclatante jeunesse” unveils a unique photographic testimony to life in youth hostels during the historical period of the Popular Front. Browse Pierre Jamet’s holiday album, both a witness and an actor of these marvelous scenes of life in black and white, of a frank and direct beauty, full of spontaneity, happiness and camaraderie.
The exhibition continues on the 1st floor of Val Fleury with more eclectic series of photographs that testify of topics dear to Pierre Jamet:
- Belle-île-en-mer: Pierre Jamet falls in love with this corner of Brittany from 1929.
- Personalities: portraits of peoples (Prévert, Doisneau, Greco, Gainsbourg, etc.).
- The Ballets Weidt (1933-1935).
- The poetic series of Sleepers.
“If I love photography so much, it must be, in addition to the pleasure of emotion and form, for the desire to prolong the ephemeral, to save the moment. »Pierre Jamet
Val Fleury exhibits more than 100 photographs from the personal collection of Corinne Jamet Vierny, daughter of French photographer Pierre Jamet. Come and discover a unique photographic evidence of life in youth hostels during the historical period of the Popular Front.
In 1936, after the victory of the Popular Front, the youth hostel movement in France experienced a great expansion. Pierre Jamet (1910-2000), former scout, then head of a summer camp in Belle-Île-en-mer, a supporter of camaraderie and outdoor life, actively participates in this movement. Passionate about photography since childhood, he becomes a major photographic witness. The set of images he has made in this context are imbued with a beautiful humanism and radiate an irresistible joie de vivre. The euphoria that emerges is particularly moving in the shadows of the disaster that followed. Through the exhibition, browse Pierre Jamet’s holiday album with its marvelous scenes of life in black and white, a frank and direct beauty, full of spontaneity, happiness and camaraderie.
At the heart of these images, discover the transcription by Pierre Jamet of the superb poem of his comrade Lucien Braslavsky (aka Lubra) “The friends”. This text perfectly illustrates the state of mind of these luminous young people. Brilliant student in philosophy, Lucien Braslavsky will be deported and died in Auschwitz in 1942 at the age of 22.
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