Divinités noires - a Photography Exhibition by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Address: Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington, DC, 20007 United States
The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, in partnership with FotoWeek DC, presents Divinités noires, a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger.
Unveiling a collection of large-scale photographs printed on canvas and tarpaulin, these portraits were taken by the French artists in Togo and Benin on the occasion of ritual ceremonies. Contrary to the ethnographic use of photography, the models used here become active subjects rather than mere objects of observation. The way in which they project themselves onto the lens, in which they take hold of the image that they wish to portray of themselves, the way in which they play with the ritual of picture shooting; the entirety of their participative attitude, far from harming the documentary quality of the images, enriches them.
The opening reception will take place at the Embassy of France on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are required to this free admission opening.
Divinités noires will be on view through December 12, 2014. To schedule a visit to the exhibition at the Embassy of France, please click here.
For more information, visit: www.frenchculture.org