Les Cahiers de la Fondation Gilles Caron

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Les Cahiers de la Fondation Gilles Caron

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Under the direction of Michel Poivert
Contributions Nathalie Boulouch, Audrey Leblanc, Valerie Beads

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Gilles Caron Foundation is emblematic of the willingness expressed by Marianne Caron, President of the Foundation and its director Louis Bachelot: making the photographic work of Gilles Caron space for reflection beyond the study the corpus of the author himself. The color is indeed an almost antagonistic theme with the idea that we have of the news report, tradition celebrating the values ​​of black and white to make it a doxa. Yet, since the creation of the Foundation, the reconstruction work of production brings the photographer each year its batch of images in color. Like his colleagues, Gilles Caron produced color as required by the agencies of the 1960s, but our culture and photographic memory have so far little considered that the color could express specifically in ‘reportage image.

– A study day on June 6 in Venice as part of the Venice Biennale.
– Scholl Exhibition Gallery in Paris from 10 June to 25 July 2015

Coproducer
Fondation Bru
Released
05/06/2015
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
230 x 290
Anglais/Français
35 photos colors
80 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-353-7
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Les Cahiers de la Fondation Gilles Caron

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Gilles Caron

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Gilles Caron (1939-1970) Visual memory of an era, narrated by images chronicle the great contemporary conflicts (Six Day War, Vietnam, Biafra and Northern Ireland, May 68, suppression of Spring Prague …). It will eventually pay this commitment of his life, during a report in Cambodia.
Mobilized as a paratrooper during the war in Algeria, witnessed the brutality inflicted on civilians, he sought, by engaging in photojournalism, to cross to the other side of the fence to understand the situation of people caught in the gear of war. An experience which he did not emerge morally appeased. Party with heroic vision of war photography, Gilles Caron eventually question the purpose of his trade: can we settle for a role as a witness, a spectator? It is one of the first in the industry to present the symptoms of an inner conflict, a moral crisis. One of the first to practice a form of introspection that leads disillusioned reporter gradually return the camera to himself, become the object of the photographic narrative.

Michel Poivert Born in 1965, Professor of Contemporary Art History / History of Photography in Paris 1 University in 1992 He spends his doctorate in history of art at the pictorialist photography, under the direction of José Vovelle . He participated at the same time rescuing SFP threatened with closure, he took the chair. He will head the exhibition "Utopia photographic" the MEP.