Olivier Culmann is the curator of Selfies Ego/Egaux, assisted by Jeanne Viguié. This is his introductory text to the exhibition. Photography has undergone a true revolution in recent years. Since its creation, the camera has been directed – following our eye – from itself towards others, but its direction has suddenly been reversed. I have long wondered about the cause of this inversion, back to ourselves. Like many, I initially believed it to be merely the expression of an individualistic era and consequently of purely egocentric behaviour. The Seoulfie series, which I made in South Korea in 2014, stems from...
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