Fisheye Magazine #23
Month of Photography, the bet of Greater Paris
The new Month of Photography plays on openness and curiosity. Beyond the institutional venues and specialized galleries that usually mark out the event, this edition ventures into lesser-known places in the Parisian suburbs with an eclectic program and no less than a hundred exhibitions. The organizers do not produce, they federate, galvanize, highlight and attempt a collective adventure. In these mysteries, we went in search of meaning to offer you our reading. Are we objective? Certainly not, and this is what we propose: a reading of the world, a point of view through photography.
We went to look at amateur photography and participative exhibitions: Le Grand Paris vu de nos fenêtres and L’Histoire est à Noue. We were interested in thematic exhibitions that tell us our history: Autophoto and L’Esprit français, 1969-1989, among others. And we went to discover the work of students, these researchers who question photography in their “laboratories”. We have also prepared a selection of about twenty exhibitions not to be missed.
In this issue, you will also find a focus on India, which explores the photo manifestations of the sub-continent. You’ll go into photo novel mode in cities held by the FN, before venturing on Jack Kerouac’s last road, making a detour to Upper Volta, and then visiting Stéphane Lavoué’s Le Royaume, a new exhibition at the Fisheye Gallery (March 30 to May 6, 2017).