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French Contemporary Photography on Display in Beijing 798 Art District

Date: 2013.05.17 Editor: Mary Bai

An exhibition of French contemporary photography is currently underway at Beijing 798 Art Zone. The exhibition displays photos of five artists, all of whom were graduated from Arles, France's national school of photography. The exhibition will be on from 11 May to 26 May.



Grégoire Alexandre, one of the five selected photographers renowned by his technical mastery of studio work has photographed many famous celebrities including Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Christian Lacroix. Another photographer Vincent Fournier will share his fascinating world of science by creating scenes with astronauts, robots and scientists. The other three artists are Dorothée Smith, Olivier Metzger and Aurore Valade. Their works range from themes regarding the passing of time, the issue of social structure regarding the gender, and a series of baroque portraits.