Curator :
Marie-France Bouhours

Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image Charles Nègre
27 Boulevard Dubouchage
06000 Nice
T +33(0)4 97 13 42 20
theatre.photo@ville-nice.fr
www.tpi-nice.org

June 25th - October 16th 2011

Open every day but Monday
and some hollidays
From 10am to 6pm
Free entrance

Urbanité, 2009 © Lionel Bouffier

Urbanité, 2009 © Lionel Bouffier

Nice, 1993 © Bernard Plossu.

Nice, 1993 © Bernard Plossu.

Le Théâtre de la Photographie
et de l’Image Charles Nègre

Parcours photographiques
-Photographic Routes-

The Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image has organized an exhibition of seven photographers, established and emerging, whose work bears witness to the quality and diversity of contemporary photography in the Côte d’Azur region. The Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image and The André Villars Museum in Mougins have come together to collaborate on the notion of the “photographer / walker”. The two exhibitions will take place simultaneously in these two venues.
 
Inspired by the work of the great photographer/walker Gabriele Basilico and his series on Nice architecture in 1994  and in the images of the eternal traveler that Bernard Plossu is, each of the following photographers has choose his own ground of investigation :  Galith Sultan, Olivier Monge and Lionel Bouffier focus on the urban environment, Laurent Therese and Jean-Pierre Fernandez turn their attention to the coast  ; Eric Bourret to the Mercantour National Park whereasle Michel Graniou and Frédéric Nakache examines more intimate spaces. Nicolas Frémiot, has created an itinerary around the different exhibition venues, taking Mougins as his starting point.

The aim of these itineraries is to highlight what makes this region so particularly attractive to photographers and artists. Nice and its surrounding areas, renowned for their beauty and the quality of the light, are a fertile ground for photographers who walk, stroll, go across the town or wander in nature, looking for inspiration for their work.