11.08.2011

GILLES PERRIN: Africa

Ceremonial Masques, Burkina Faso, 2009
Photograph (c) Gilles Perrin


Ceremonial Masques, Burkina Faso, 2009
Photograph (c) Gilles Perrin

Ceremonial Masques, Burkina Faso, 2009
Photograph (c) Gilles Perrin

Ceremonial Masques, Burkina Faso, 2009
Photograph (c) Gilles Perrin

Portrait, The Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Photograph (c) Gilles Perrin

"I produce social and documentary photography. My work is centered around making photographs and witnessing the condition of the world around me. I try to show a certain reality, which matches my vision and my emotions. My desire is to show the contradictions and paradoxes; the counterbalance of a world in progress which is impossible to deny. I am interested in the reality we don’t see."–Gilles Perrin

Africa has a place of honor this year at Paris Photo 2011 and although Gilles Perrin is not showing his Burkina Faso Ceremonial Mask photographs there, his exhibition "WOMEN" is in Rueil-Malmaison at Espace Renoir.

Femme - Photographies de Gilles PERRIN
à l'espace Renoir
27 rue Guy de Maupassant
92500 Rueil-Malmaison

4 comments:

R Montalban said...

I love these, and I love African masks.

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe...

Pierre

Artur Sikora said...

wonderful work...

Kate Wilhelm said...

Is it just me or is his work outrageously colonial? Please tell me he's using the approach ironically or critically?