5 agosto, 2020


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Bernard Plossu (born February 27, 1945 in Đà Lạt, southern Vietnam) is a French photographer with great ties to Mexico and Spain. The most important part of his work is made up of travel photography.

From 1951 to 1962 he studied in Paris. He started photography very early: in 1958. He traveled to the Sahara with his father, with a Kodak Brownie Flash, and, in 1965, he went to Mexico in the company of an English expedition to photograph the Chiapas jungle.

He did numerous assignments in color in the lands of the Mayan Indians; he toured California and the entire American West: Nevada and the Midwest.

In 1970 he did a work on India, devising "subanalyst" sequences: banal sequences that are, in fact, surreal.

He continues to travel continuously, making numerous reportages in color and, in 1975, he travels, for the first time, to Niger. Since then he has done nothing but black and white photographs taken with a 50mm focal length to stay out of commercial photography.

Among many distinctions for his work are Grand Prix National de la Photographie (1988) and Premio PHotoEspaña (2013).

"When you take a photo, you adopt a position in the world"

The photographs that are presented at the Festival are from his Mexican trip.

When we contacted Plossu, to whom we were united by a bond of friendship, and we proposed to exhibit his work on Mexico at the Festival, he replied "Great! I'm going to see what copies I can find at home." Any fan of photography will appreciate the importance of exhibiting original copies and the personal collection of an author as important as Plossu.

Thank you for your generosity Bernard!

Salvador Albiñana, a great connoisseur of the author and his work, will give a talk within the framework of the Festival.



17 September 2021 at 19h



17 October 2021


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