“Marseille : Street Level” photo exhibition preview

  • March 13, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Alliance Française de Jersey 5 Library Place, behind the Royal Square by Boutin's Travel and opposite the Midland Bank Building. Tel: 01534 875655
  • Free Entry

We’ll be doing a preview for this exhibition with a buffet and wines so we hope you will join us to kickstart the Alliance Française as an exhibition venue !

We’ll have our usal French style buffet (baguette, cheeses, olives and charcuterie) and of course a selection of French white and red wines for you.

This exhibition features work from photographers Yohanne Lamoulere and Franck Pourcel. Yohanne Lamoulere is a prolific young photographer, a member of the agency Picturetank and the collective Transit. Franck Pourcel is a creative member of the association Anthropological Eye and a member of the studio Hans Lucas.

Lamoulere’s series of black and white photos called ‘Roma: Marseille ajar city’ arose from several months work in a temporary community that Roma have built north of Marseille. It is a precarious refuge with no sanitation – eviction prowls and the prospect of violence is a constant in their everyday lives. Despite this, they eat, work, and educate their children to the best of their means.

Pourcel’s series of color photos called ‘Noailles at the time of rehabilitation’ was shot in Noailles within the heart of the first district of Marseille. It is an area of contradiction – a space undergoing development, it also houses migrants and temporary workers with poor housing. Pourcel’s photographic series aims to show the diversity of people and their homes as well as decipher the strategies that each - whether personal, family or community-based - shape their living in the neighbourhood.

This exhibition is part of a programme curated by Malcolm Dickson of Street Level Photoworks to mark 10 years of Friendship and Twinning between Glasgow and Marseille, supported by Glasgow City Council and Alliance Francaise.