Tag: streetlife

First historical snapshots and street photography in Vietnam – Indochina period

This album is a rare archive containing snapshots and instant photos made by M. Barbet on his trip from Marseille (France) to Hanoi (Vietnam formerly Indochina ) in the early 20th century on the steamliner of the company Messageries Maritimes .

Usually at that time, photography practice was made by professional photographers because the process involved heavy and voluminous gears to be setup. The low sensitivity of the film also needed a long exposure time.

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See Kyoto and Die

The title refer to the famous expression “See Venice and Die”. 

It describes the particular esthetic experience one might encounter while visiting some cities in the world. The photographer has been twice in Kyoto. Images of the exhibition are related to the second trip, which happened 12 years after the first one. 

Souvenirs, street photography and fictional images are mixed to define his ephemeral consciousness of perfection in this photographic essay.

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