Paris Photo - The Friday
Friday November 16 is the second day of Paris Photo, the biggest photography event in the world. Picturae is also there with an own programme. On Friday we will be the guests of Institut Néerlandais, which is located at walking distance from the Grand Palais, the location of Paris Photo itself. The programme consists of "round table" discussion groups, a visit to the Anima exhibition of Charlotte Dumas and the visit of a portrait photographer who has arranged a photo studio where you can have your picture taken for a small fee. The programme will be closed with a special DDK - Paris edition. You are more than welcome!
Charlotte Dumas portrays animals, like great portraitists photograph people: with a strong commitment. Thus raising questions the beholder is free to find his or her own answers to. Do animals resemble people? Or people animals? Dumas' images are doing what portraits ought to do: holding a mirror in front of us. Dumas (Netherlands, 1977) lives and works alternately in Amsterdam and New York. She got her education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and after that at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Since then she exhibited regularly in the Netherlands as well as in other European countries and in the USA. She also published ten photobooks, often in a limited edition.
Steadily Dumas is developing an international carreer. She is being represented by Galerie Paul Andriesse in Amsterdam and Julie Saul Gallery in New York. For Charlotte Dumas 2012 is the year of Anima, a series of portraits of horses at America's national cemetry in Arlington, Virginia.
DDK- Paris Edition
De Donkere Kamer (DDK or dark room), a popular bi-monthly live talkshow on photography in Amsterdam, will organize in collaboration with Picturae a Paris edition during Paris Photo. The DDK- Paris Edition will take place Friday November 16, 2012 at Institut Néerlandais in Paris from 4:00 until 7:30 pm. The programme will offer 5 interviews with internationally renowned photographers and a book designer, as well as columns by critics, and six pitches by photographers looking for financial support for their projects. Moreover, Viewbook is going to give a short presentation and the creators of GUP Magazine are presenting their latest initiative New!
DDK- Paris Edition is a collaboration between the FotografenFederatie (Dutch Photographers Federation), Picturae (international service provider for cultural heritage) and website PhotoQ.