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Alizé Le Maoult - What their eyes have seen... at the Salon de la Photo
Alizé Le Maoult - What their eyes have seen... at the Salon de la Photo

Thu, 05 Oct



Alizé Le Maoult - What their eyes have seen... at the Salon de la Photo

Exhibition presented in partnership with the International Center for Photojournalism and the Visa pour l'image association - Perpignan.

Date et lieu

05 Oct 2023, 10:00 – 08 Oct 2023, 19:00

Paris, 211 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Infos de l'événement

With the series of diptychs entitled "What their eyes saw..." Alizé Le Maoult pays tribute to war reporters, to witnesses of History, to those who bear witness to the upheavals of the world, often at the risk of their lives. His series of diptychs is made up of portraits of war reporters, taken by Alizé between 2013 and 2023. Each portrait faces one of their most iconic or personal images.

The Salon de la Photo exhibits around twenty diptychs selected from those exhibited at the Couvent des Minimes in Perpignan by the CIP, Center International du Photojournalisme de Perpignan and the Visa pour l'Image – Perpignan association, from January 19 to July 30, 2023. The CIP exhibited 70 diptychs by Alizé Le Maoult, curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso, Jean-Luc Soret and Nicolas Petit.

In 1994, after the Dayton Accords, Alizée Le Maoult, a trained filmmaker, was in Sarajevo preparing a film. In this city that has been under siege for more than 3 years, she meets photojournalists. Returning from an exhibition organized by the city of Sarajevo in 2012, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the start of the war, the filmmaker had the idea of photographing the reporters.

It is on Polaroid 180, in black and white and against a wall of the hotel that his portrait series “What their eyes saw…” begins. Metaphorical walls, sheltering populations and photographers, destroyed over the course of conflicts. From 2016, Alizé Le Maoult decided to put an image taken by the photographers themselves next to each portrait. An image, which, among all the conflicts they have covered, represents “The War”, because only they know what they saw. These last portraits were taken this year.

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