From November 4 to December 1, the photographers of the MYOP photo agency are honored in two exhibitions. Rue Eugene Varlin, Politique Paillettes takes us behind the scenes and against the backstage of the presidential melee, while not far from there in the offices of the agency, Histoires de voir brings together the work of MYOP photographers to talk about the world and question the photographic medium.
MYOP brings together a group of twenty authors who confront their visions of contemporary photography and their questions about the world today through the stories they tell. Since the creation of the agency in 2005, the notion of resistance has regularly been at the center of discussions; it asserts itself through the defense of a documentary photograph with an assumed subjectivity. The name of the agency is a tribute to the poem by Paul Éluard: “My eyes, patient objects were forever open on the expanse of the seas where I was drowning”
Politique Paillettes (MYOP hors les murs)
Far from the official photos staged by the communicators, Politique Paillettes explores behind the scenes and counter-fields. With a bite, the photographers of the MYOP agency take us to the heart of the presidential melee, where politicians, activists and journalists, in the energized atmosphere of meetings, endlessly replay the society of show business.
In these accelerated times when the quantity of images and information takes precedence over their depth, this project stops the race and documents without varnish the glitter of politics.
from November 4 to December 1, 2021