Visions de Voyage is an exhibition outlining 15 different interpretations of travel.
Even if travel photography is seen as a context for filling travel guides, tourist brochures and postcards, Visions de Voyage proposes an alternative evaluation by contrasting traditional and less accustomed examinations of the theme.
15 photographers translate their vision of travel, through mediums such as memory, imagination, time, as well as architecture and the more conventional view of people and places from foreign lands.
The pictures of Arnaud Laroche are more than pictorial documents of a journey by the seaside. They’re more like visual representations of memories. A kind of journey through a present past: scenes, objects or events that pass before the photographer’s lens, triggering an echo of a distant childhood memory.
Tatiana Margaux Bonhomme’s dyptichs reveal a dialogue between the present and the future, announcing the moment when space and time collide to create a mysterious kind of journey.
The dream-like vision of Cambodia, captured by Elisabeth Lhomelet, or the established eye of Frederic Hediard, who observes the daily movements of Sri Lanka’s local population, capture precise instants of life, ceasing an emotion and creating a feeling.
Sico traces the journeys of others from a specific point of view. A tourist on vacation in Brussels, in Paris, in front of well-known monuments, observed photographing their own private journey to preserve a memory or share it with someone else.
There are also journeys to places near and far, like Brittany (Thomas Dromer), India (Jean-Bastien Lagrange), Iceland, (Estelle Lagarde), Prague (Gorkem Unal), Guatemala, Chile and Bolivia (Perinne Lacamp).
In her large format black and white pictures, Cecile Gendraud explores the subterranean setting of the Paris metro, with its contemporary designed staircases and escalators a transit system that permits even the least adventurous of us to travel without leaving the city we call home.
Visions de voyage also invites you to discover Frederic Tran’s architectural journey of a world built by man for man, but without man. Catherine Ertzscheid proposes a rediscovery of three Parisian spaces that she turns into abstract forms.
By underscoring the relationship between these varying interpretations, the horizons of travel photography are broadened, allowing the visitors to this exhibition to discover and experience their own vision de voyage.