Excellent Shot!: Existential Photography @ Recontres d’Arles Festival

“The camera and the gun share a language – aim, shoot, load, fire,” writes Lucy Davies of London’s Telegraph newspaper, in her review of  Shoot! Existential Photography, ” an exhibition exploring their common ground. Curated by the photo historian Clément Chéroux, the show pivots on a now-defunct fairground diversion, the photographic shooting gallery, and traces its history from Lunar Park sideshow to the flurry of re-appropriations of the game by contemporary artists.” Shoot! Existential Photography is on view at the Atelier de Maintenance 19 as part of the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival in Arles, France until September 19, 2010. 

On target existential Excellence: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, Porte d'Orléans, juin 1929 ©Jazz Editions/Gamma/Eyedea

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