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Photo Stroll through the archives of the Musée du Quai Branly during Photoquai 2011 press trip – Part 2

The archives of the Musée du Quai Branly. Other photos include Daguerreotypes, archiving methods (coloured dots and lines drawn on the mounting paper), and the wooden and metal boxes one used for storing the works. All photos © Miranda Gavin

Photoquai is a biennial event that aspires to “give non-western photography a chance and to compare points of view in order to renew, or even challenge conventional perspectives of the world, while energising the relation between photography and ethnological museums”, as well as to make “new images freely accessible for viewing”. In 2009, there were 419,256 visitors, to be precise.

More photographs from each photographer are on display this year and the exhibition space has been extended to include the museum gardens where the work of five photographers is also on display. Photographer and filmmaker Francoise Huguier, whose work shot in community apartments in St Petersburg was shown at the annual photo festival in Arles in 2008, is this year’s artistic director. She worked with 15 curators to select 46 emerging photographic talents from nearly thirty different countries. The works are displayed on the banks of the River Seine in an exhibition designed, for the second year, by Patrick Jouin. New additions include images from Cuba, Singapore, Taiwan, Bahrain, Tanzania, Iraq, Colombia and Laos. Now in its third year, Photoquai 2011 runs until 11 November so you have plenty of time to take a stroll. And if you’re heading for Paris Photo between 10-13 November, you have the first two days to take a look.

Look out for the wonderful work of Mongolian photographer Ayin, see the pix taken on my iPhone for a flavour. However, they don’t do justice to work and the quality of the actual prints. More than one of the press trip crew, including me, made a note of his name and his work, so look out for more from him. I think he’s published a book or two, but I need to check.

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Photo Stroll through Photoquai 2011 in Paris on the press trip

A quick taster of Photoquai 2011 in Paris from the press trip last week.


(Photos from the top down: Yue Liu – Kosuke Okahara – Alejandro Gonzalez)
All photos Miranda Gavin

Photoquai is organised by the Musée du quai Branly with a mission to promote the work of non-Western photographers whose work is less widely known. What’s more, it’s free and out in the open air. For now the slideshow, more to come tomorrow.

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