Paris Photo 2015
Leica Camera AG has been a partner of Paris Photo, the prestigious fine art photography fair, for more than ten years now. This year, the company is once again demonstrating its engagement for photography and exceptional artists by presenting the work of Stéphane Duroy and Paulo Nozolino, an exhibition initiated by Paul Cottin, in the Grand Palais from 12 to 15 November 2015. As artists in residence at the GwinZegal Art Centre in Guingamp, both photographers focused their objective, uncompromising photographic eye on Brittany, thus capturing their personal impressions of the region.
Paulo Nozolino’s images are remarkably intense and rich in contrast – and, in some cases, tend towards the abstract. They altogether provide a forecast of further societal development. By consciously omitting any clear identification in terms of location, the works transgress strictly geographical boundaries and become valid for regions far beyond the bounds of central Brittany.
In his work, Stéphane Duroy addresses concrete themes such as time, the uniqueness of locations and the meaning of religious belief – and he even journeys into the realm of photojournalism. By mixing colour and monochrome images, the work of Stéphane Duroy – which always strives to depict realities with the greatest possible precision – illustrates the multiple facets of the artist’s subjects with revelations that are anything but clear,’ continues Paul Cottin.
Duroy’s work is being presented for the first time in the course of this year’s Paris Photo. Signed copies of the book will also be available at the fair.
Furthermore, the following book signings will take place at Paris Photo 2015:
Thursday, November 12th, 4:30pm-6pm: Paulo Nozolino and Stéphane Duroy (Book "J'etais là" / Edition "GwinZegal") Friday, November 13th, 4:30pm-6pm: Hans-Michael Koetzle (Book "Eyes wide open, 100 years of Leica Photography" / Edition Keher) Saturday, November 14th, 4:30pm-6pm: Paulo Nozolino and Stéphane Duroy (Book "J'etais là / Edition "GwinZegal")