Qu'est-ce que la photographie ?

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Qu'est-ce que la photographie ?
Denis Roche, 'Gizeh', 1981 / © Bertrand Prévost - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP / © Denis Roche

An elitist art at the beginning of the 20th century, photography has since become an everyday means of communication. The Centre Pompidou’s photo gallery discusses just what exactly photography is in its latest exhibition. How can we bring anything new to the art? Has every shot been taken, every subject scrutinised through a lens? The Pompidou discusses these questions looking back over the work of Man Ray, Brassaï and Oppenheim, who contributed to establishing photography as a legitimate form of art, and contrasts their work with the photo-frenzy brought about by Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest. A show that encourages you to reflect on the future of photography and its place as an art form in our society. 

By: Vincent Pflieger/MH

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