Thursday, November 20, 2014

Three expos feature Africa during Paris Photo Month 2014

The 18th edition of Photo Month is taking place in Paris this November.

Out of 124 expositions, three feature images of black subjects in Africa:

Go de Nuit

Through photography, Eliane de Latour chronicles the lives of the "'Go' de Nuit" - girls aged 10 to 24 years who prostitute themselves in the ghettos of Abidjan. Predominantly Muslim, illiterate, and without birth certificates, they are a product of the sociopolitical upheaval that resulted from the first Ivorian Civil War in 2002.

De Latour mounted a first exposition of the girls at the Maison des Métallos in 2011. She raised 10,000 euros from the exposition, which she took to Abidjan and used to establish social projects that benefited the girls. The current exposition includes new photographs and videos.

Maison des Metallos
94, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris
Tel. 01 48 05 88 27
Metro: Couronnes (Line 2), Parmentier (Line 3)
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday from 2 PM to 7 PM
Free entry
Through December 7, 2014

Anonyme Ultramar

The images shown in this exposition come from six rolls of B&W film that were discovered in 2001, buried under the pavement of a street in Lisbon. They are portraits of young Africans and young Portuguese soldiers in Angola. The name of the installation, Anonyme Ultramar, comes from the Portuguese word for "overseas." The photographer is Romaric Tisserand.

Momo Galerie
26, rue Beaurepaire
75010 Paris
Tel. 01 42 39 46 92
Metro: République (Lines 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11)
Free entry
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Through December 6, 2014

Inner Sight

Finnish photographer Meeri Koutaniemi built this photographic expo around the life of Aster, a 12-year old Ethiopian girl who was accidentally blinded at the age of three. Aster was abandoned and subsequently welcomed into an orphanage in Addis Abeba.

Koutaniemi portrays Aster's daily life - swimming, walks, conversations with roommates at the orphanage, doing homework... in B&W.

Institut Finlandais
60, rue des Écoles
75005 Paris
Tel. 01 40 51 89 09
Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne (Line 10)
Free entry
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Through December 31, 2014



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Robbia said...

I really love all of the interesting material you share with us, your reading audience. For me, your Blog keeps Paris near and dear to my heart until I return to see her again; it also introduces many of us to African-American-themed information we would not be aware of without your Blog. Thank you!

Robbie Jones-Cook

About Beauford Delaney said...

You are ever so welcome, Robbie!