Fall comes this Friday. It comes gentle and nostalgic, an ideal time for breezy walks along the Seine. Let us advise you to leave your Hotel Louvre Marsollier on foot and when you reach the river, take a right. Then, walk along the lower bank, imagine living in one of the péniches in front of the Orsay museum, and when you almost reach the Eiffel Tower, cross the Alma bridge.
Keep walking… As you step into a small park, you find yourself facing a labyrinth of beautifully printed, large scale photographs. A keen lover of photography or a complete neophyte, take your time, for always an image will retain your eye. An unknown artist, a short, obscure caption, and endless perspectives for interrogation, imagination and compassion… photography’s magic is at work.
This is the third edition of the biennial Photoquai festival, initiated by the Quai Branly museum of indigenous arts. Every two years, Photoquai introduces the passerby to exclusive photographic works by artists from the so-called developing world. This year, the exhibition extends into the museum’s very peculiar garden, just across the bank boulevard. The museum itself, discreet behind its interesting vegetable façade is also well worth a visit.
From September 13, 2011 to November 11, 2011. Free (outdoors). All related information at Photoquai (in English)