Arles : Jean-Marie Périer, Jazz Power
At the time of the laws of racial segregation in the United States, in force until 1964, and the difficult process of decolonization begun by France, rare are the publications of the French press which put in cover African-Americans. So the tone is given from the first issue of Jazz Magazine in December 1954. From the outset, the young team of the magazine became the apostle of musical borrowing and cultural exchanges, witnessing ardently the struggles for civil rights in America, as well as the discrimination suffered by African Americans on both sides of the Atlantic. The monthly soon became the field of experimentation and advocacy for the two editors-in-chief, Frank Ténot and Daniel Filipacchi, fiery and ambitious friends fascinated by jazz and African-American counter-culture. Surrounded by enthusiasts, they actively participate in the construction of «legends» in France. For two decades, they legitimized jazz as a cultural practice, consecrated it and revealed its eminently political dimension.
The Photographer Jean-Marie Périer was an ongoing contributor to the magazine during the whole period. A number of work prints can be seen in the exhibition at the Rencontres d'Arles.
Exhibition curated by Clara Bastid and Marie Robert
Portraits Vichy 2021
On the Esplanade of Lac d'Allier: outdoors exhibition of Isabelle Huppert portraits by Carole Bellaiche. The photographer has been working with Huppert for the past twenty-five years. Some of the images shown have been staged, others were improvised. All of them show a formidable complicity between the photographer and her model.
Book / WORKS - Mona Kuhn
Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at work in the world today.
The first career retrospective of the great contemporary photographer Mona Kuhn.This new volume features images from throughout Kuhn’s career, including previously unseen work, and will introduce her distinct aesthetic to a wide, popular audience. Accompanied by insightful texts by Rebecca Morse, Chris Littlewood, Darius Himes and Simon Baker and an interview with Elizabeth Avedon, the reader is provided with invaluable insights into Kuhn’s creative process and the ways in which she works with her subjects and settings, and achieves the visual signature of her imagery.
Published by Thames & Hudson. 155 illustrations.