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Transphotographiques in Lille, part 2


The Transphotographiques Festival presents the large majority of the exhibitions in the center of Lille, on places as numerous as they are eclectic, under the direction of two curators, Françoise Paviot and Gabriel Bauret.

The Palais Rameau. 
Listed as a historical monument since 2002, the Palais Rameau is an imposing building that spreads out over 2,000 m2 and is hosting for the 2011 edition a large collective exhibition under the direction of Ericka Weidmann. 
Nord[s] : crossed regards gathers around 80 photographers from every horizon, sharing their visions of the North, mixing at the same time plastic photography with landscape photography, reportage and portrait. The exhibition offers us a photographic journey through the Nord: From the Nord Pas-de-Calais region to Belgium, passing through Holland, Iceland all the way through Canada.

38 exposed photographers 
40 projected photographers

<strong<Hospice Comtesse. The hospice Comtesse, listed as a historical monument since 1923 is placed in the old section of Lille. Besides featuring the Pasquero Collection and the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lille Collection, we also find the work of Jean-Philippe Charbonnier on the North. Jean-Philippe Charbonnier would have been 90 years old this year. His photographs recall the everyday life of men: sailors, captains, wool workers, miners… Family life, children running, their eyes, the work, the Sunday outings, the coffee shops, the ballroom, the fair, the fun house, the markets… All of this composes the layers of the human condition.

Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, The North

Jean Marquis, Journey along the river Deûle
Pasquero, An industrial photographic atelier at Lille, in beginning of the last century
Bibliothèque municipale de Lille, the River Deûle, a photographic patrimony
John Bulmer, John Bulmer’s North

Maison de la Photographie. 
The Maison de la Photographie saw the light of day in 2003, headed by Olivier Spillebout, the director of the festival Transphotographiques. The venue displays and organizes photo exhibitions all through the year. On the occasion of the festival, the Maison features three photographers. Patrick Tournebœuf proposes two subjects: The chimneys and Nowhere; The first series has been shot in 1989 in a northern miners city: the chimneys represent a historical section of a part of the North of France. They also represent the symbol of function, the use, the social background and memory of the minors. They work with the help of coal brought from the back yard, they would enable people to gather around the fire at night, heating food, heating the house and washing themselves. In the second series Nowhere (Nulle Part), is an inventory of seaside resorts once the holidays have finished: landscapes empty of any humanity.

Patrick Tourneboeuf, Les Cheminées (The Chimneys), Nulle part (Nowhere) 

Alexa Brunet, Journal de Nuit (Night Diary) , 2010

Michal Szlaga, Une histoire photographique des chantiers navals (A photographic history on shipyards)

More information on the exhibitions on the Transphotographiques’ website

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