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Parisian Pedestrian
Patrick Tozani, Bernard Plossu, Valerie Jouve, Denis Darzacq, Frederic Nauczyciel

Bernard Plossu.
Merry-go-round. 
1985. 
This artist, who was born in Vietnam and lived in the south of France, was one day passing the Place du Chatelet, opposite the Ile de la Cite. In the square, there was a merry-go-round. The light bulbs shone. 
He took photographs. “In photography, he says, one does not capture time, one evokes it. It flows like endless fine sand and the changing landscapes change nothing”.
© Bernard Plossu Дени Дарзак.
Падение 14. 
2006. 
После парижских беспорядков 2005 года Денни Дарзак сделал серию «рискованных фотографий, которые беспристрастно говорят о сложностях жизни, лишенной равновесия». 
Член агентства Vu’, он сделал этот снимок на улице Жоржа Ларденуа в Бютт-Шомон. Тело человека как будто подвешено над мостовой.
© Дени Дарзак/ Галерея Vu’ Valerie Jouve.
Untitled (Passersby and Andrea Keen). 
2000–2002.
Anonymous figures pass each other by. The setting is undefined, somewhere between urban and suburban. It is also a thoroughfare. The central figure – a female friend of the artist – is full-on, almost sculptural. 
The enormous size of the figure stands out against a subtle background.
© Valerie Jouve, Adagp, Paris, 2009. Courtesy Galerie Xippas Bernard Plossu.
Merry-go-round. 
1985. 
This artist, who was born in Vietnam and lived in the south of France, was one day passing the Place du Chatelet, opposite the Ile de la Cite. In the square, there was a merry-go-round. The light bulbs shone. 
He took photographs. “In photography, he says, one does not capture time, one evokes it. It flows like endless fine sand and the changing landscapes change nothing”.
© Bernard Plossu Patrick Tozani.
Pont d’Iena. 
1980 .
“It involves several viewpoints but only one camera position: the Pont d#146;Iena in front of the Eiffel Tower. I put the camera on my shoe, which I moved regularly to take shots of the surrounding area. 
Editing was then carried out on the 65 photographs gathered together and recreating the pair of shoes”, recalls this visual artist.
© Patrick Tosani, Adagp, Paris, 2009

Bernard Plossu. Merry-go-round. 1985. This artist, who was born in Vietnam and lived in the south of France, was one day passing the Place du Chatelet, opposite the Ile de la Cite. In the square, there was a merry-go-round. The light bulbs shone. He took photographs. “In photography, he says, one does not capture time, one evokes it. It flows like endless fine sand and the changing landscapes change nothing”. © Bernard Plossu

Дени Дарзак. Падение 14. 2006. После парижских беспорядков 2005 года Денни Дарзак сделал серию «рискованных фотографий, которые беспристрастно говорят о сложностях жизни, лишенной равновесия». Член агентства Vu’, он сделал этот снимок на улице Жоржа Ларденуа в Бютт-Шомон. Тело человека как будто подвешено над мостовой. © Дени Дарзак/ Галерея Vu’

Valerie Jouve. Untitled (Passersby and Andrea Keen). 2000–2002. Anonymous figures pass each other by. The setting is undefined, somewhere between urban and suburban. It is also a thoroughfare. The central figure – a female friend of the artist – is full-on, almost sculptural. The enormous size of the figure stands out against a subtle background. © Valerie Jouve, Adagp, Paris, 2009. Courtesy Galerie Xippas

Bernard Plossu. Merry-go-round. 1985. This artist, who was born in Vietnam and lived in the south of France, was one day passing the Place du Chatelet, opposite the Ile de la Cite. In the square, there was a merry-go-round. The light bulbs shone. He took photographs. “In photography, he says, one does not capture time, one evokes it. It flows like endless fine sand and the changing landscapes change nothing”. © Bernard Plossu

Patrick Tozani. Pont d’Iena. 1980 . “It involves several viewpoints but only one camera position: the Pont d#146;Iena in front of the Eiffel Tower. I put the camera on my shoe, which I moved regularly to take shots of the surrounding area. Editing was then carried out on the 65 photographs gathered together and recreating the pair of shoes”, recalls this visual artist. © Patrick Tosani, Adagp, Paris, 2009

Syktyvkar, 28.10.2010—5.12.2010

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Within the framework of Russia-France Year 2010.
Exhibition Curator: Sophie Schmit
Within the framework of Russia-France Year 2010.
Exhibition Curator: Sophie Schmit

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Exhibition shedule

  • 5.03.2010—23.03.2010

    Khabarovsk

    Far Еast Museum of Fine Arts

  • 18.05.2010—20.06.2010

    Yakutsk

    Saha Republic National Art Museum (Yakutia)

  • 5.08.2010—5.09.2010

    Novosibirsk

    Novosibirsk State Art museum

  • 14.09.2010—24.10.2010

    Yekaterinburg

    Yekaterinburg Fine Arts Museum

  • 28.10.2010—5.12.2010

    Syktyvkar

    National Gallery of the Republic of Komi

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«Le Piéton de Paris» (the Parisian Pedestrian) is an exhibition of nineteen large format images in black and white or colour, which takes spectators on a journey through part of the history of French photography.

The images play on perspectives, taking the visitor deep into the heart of each photograph.

Our «Piéton de Paris» strides through the city. He walks past the Eiffel Tower, admires the Pantheon or the Arc de Triomphe.

He passes beautiful Parisian ladies in the Bois de Boulogne, on the Quai aux Fleurs or seated on a terrace on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Full of emotion, he stops to watch children playing in the Jardin des Tuileries, or crossing a Paris street wearing their period school smocks.

The Piéton de Paris also likes to relax alongside the fishermen of the Pont Saint Michel or a beret-topped «gavroche» or street urchin. Unless he prefers to take part in the celebrations of the national holiday on Bastille Day.

This «Piéton de Paris», is historic artists such as Eugène Atget, Louis Vert, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Robert Doisneau, the Séeberger brothers or the Neurdein brothers right up to contemporary photographic artists, such as Bernard Plossu, Denis Darzacq, Valérie Jouve or Frédéric Nauczyciel.

Patrick Tosani, meanwhile, composes the images of «his» intimate Paris in the form of a mosaic.

A mosaic which is that of our «Piéton».

Sophie Schmit, Exhibition Curator

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