Polycopies: a different photography fair during Paris Photo 2017

Paris Photo is now at its 21st edition, once again the Grand Palais will be the magical background for a fair that has added a photographic twist into the month of November: from the 9th to the 12th November, the already lively Parisian agenda will be coloured by photography related events.

Paris will host other incredible fairs, such as Polycopies: a non-profit distributor and promotor of photographic editions. Since 2014 they have been organizing exhibitions with specialized international photography book publishers every year, becoming some sort of transitory temple to photo books.

This year edition of Polycopies will take place from the 8th to the the 11th, and it will feature two well-known photographers: Robert Hornstra e Donald Weber:   Both photographers are going to attend Polycopies and will sign their books.

Rob Hornstra’s book: Man Next Door, wants to examine the highly disapproved working class while offering a rare and sensitive insight of a labourer Utrecht man. In this deep journey into disadvantage and human mind, into a cursed story, what emerges is a bewildering portrait of Kid’s many personalities. It leads to an inevitable reflection.

Utrecht, NEDERLAND, 2008 – © ROB HORNSTRA

Donald Weber’s book: War’s Sand, is willing to investigate  the history of the beaches of D-day through a visionary collection of images, texts, and scientific data, using the latest techniques of forensic analysis. The outcome of such research is far larger than its microscopic constituents, since war defies not only the human perception, but it applies to the world on a quantum level, proof of the result of human thirst for power, of hybris. 

Donald Weber – All rights reserved

“The war-relics presented here offer an immersive narrative on the theme of social memory. The assembled D-Day artifacts include WWII spy-craft and old Hollywood movies, dioramas and drone-mounted cameras, private post-war memoirs and wistful seaside photographs. They reveal our civilization’s longing for a final victory over death.”

The question raising from such topic is unavoidable: what is the meaning of history? What are the different military implications from creators and survivors?

Where:
Bateau Concorde-Atlantique
Berges de Seine – Port de Solferino
75007 Paris
Métro: Concorde ou Assemblée Nationale

When
8 – 11 November 2017
Mercredi / Wednesday: 13:00 – 21:00
Jeudi / Thursday: 11:00 – 21:00
Vendredi / Friday: 11:00 – 21:00
Samedi / Saturday: 11:00 – 20:00

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