16th
january
2019

Photography as a weapon of class

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Photographie, arme de classe
Illustration pour Paul Vaillant-Couturier, « La Prochaine, communiste ! », supplément à « L’ Humanité », 1ère année, n°2, 1er août 1932, p.20 (conception graphique du numéro : Max Morise, Pontabry et Tchimoukow)

In company of Curator Damarice Amao

This exhibition, compiled from the photographic collection of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, is the result of a close scientific collaboration lasting almost three years and involving the young researchers of Labex Arts-H2H and the museum’s own photography studio. As a result of their work, the aim of which was to identify and contextualise the social photographs in the Christian Bouqueret collection (comprising some 7,000 shots) acquired in 2011, a gap has been filled in the history of photography in France between the wars.

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Wednesday, January 16th 2019