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Rencontres Photographiques du 10e : Brice Dossin


Brice Dossin – Xmas Vindaloo

Xmas Vindaloo tells the story of Christmas in Goa, a small Christian enclave on the west coast of India with a sulphurous reputation. A former Portuguese trading post, Goa first came to prominence in the West in the 1960s for welcoming hippie communities. Goa is now an unlikely mix of retired hippies, electronic music lovers, Indian tourists, cool modern travelers, stray dogs, untamed cows, all with a dash of local spice.

During his stay in this seaside resort unlike any other, the author more than once met Jesus, Father Christmas, frightening sacred cows, crazy-looking dogs, tattooed ravers, mustached dreamers. , swirling stoners, colorful jugglers, yoga masters, levitating mystics… A true Christmas tale under the relentless Indian sun!


Brice Dossin was born in Normandy in 1975 and lived in a small isolated town until he was 18. He is self-taught and very attached to the human and to “social photography”. Since 2014, he has been building photographic series around mass consumption in our societies, their excesses and their frivolity. Through saturated colors with an almost artistic appearance, he focuses his attention on the surface of things in order to question their hidden dimension. His Airpocalypse series was selected for the Voies-Off Prize in Arles 2018. In 2020, his first book Xmas Vindaloo was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.


Jardin Villemin – exhibition of the 12 winners of the Rencontres photographiques du 10e

November 4 to December 1, 2021


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