Paris Dark Light By Michel Setboun

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Paris Dark Light By Michel Setboun

Modern and Contemporary Art

Schedule and venues
6 – 24 May 2017
Free Admission

For the first time in Hong Kong, the famous photographer Michel Setboun offers to the public an unprecedented stroll in the streets in Paris through iconic photographs coming out of the PARIS DARK LIGHT “Paris Lumière Noire” collection.

Like Brassaï and Robert Doisneau whom he rubbed shoulders with at the time, when at Rapho, Michel Setboun invites the public to an intimate trip to the city of Paris glamorized between dark and light.

True declaration of love in Paris, each photograph is a poem. The artist thrusts the spectator into a mysterious atmosphere, yet still allows the spectator to identify with the shadows staged all along the districts.

Light is where his inspiration arises because light alone brings about these infinite variations which give rise to the feeling of rediscovering the city.

PARIS AEROPORT totally embraces “PARIS DARK LIGHT” with a series of photographs which bring a wonderful perfection to the exhibition, because touching down at PARIS AEROPORT is like already living in Paris.

About Michel Setboun

Michel Setboun started his career as an architect. He became a photographer in 1978 for Sipa then Black Star Agency. As from 1990, he devoted himself to photo reportage for LIFE, NEW YORK TIMES, PARIS MATCH and GEO…

Today, his photographs are shown everywhere in the world. He has distinguished himself in ARLES, during the VISA IMAGE FESTIVAL, and has received the TOP AWARD of the WORLD PRESS PHOTO for a reportage on the refugees in Nigeria. His Ayatollah Khomeini photograph is considered as one of the 100 most remarkable photographs of our century.

The photographs of « PARIS DARK LIGHT » exhibition are taken from the book: Paris Lumière Noire (Paris Dark Light), publication of la Martinière, September 2016.

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Schedule and venues
6 – 24 May 2017
Free Admission






Room 403,4/F, Shun Tak Tower,
200 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan

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