1 / 12       Siaka S. Traore (Burkina Faso), from the series Sunu street. © Siaka S. Traore/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
2 / 12       Luis Arturo Aguirre (Mexico), from the series Desvestidas. © Luis Arturo Aguirre/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
3 / 12       Oksana Yushko (Russia), from the series Beslan graduates. © Oksana Yushko/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
4 / 12       Omar Victor Diop (Senegal), from the series Diaspora. © Omar Victor Diop/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
5 / 12       Hanif Shoaei (Iran), from the series Technology in bed. © Hanif Shoaei/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
6 / 12       Cooperativa Sub (Argentine), from the series Behind closed gates. © Cooperativa Sub/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
7 / 12       Daesung Lee (South Korea), from the series On the shore of a vanishing island. © Daesung Lee/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
8 / 12       Faten Gaddes (Tunisia), from the series My Tunis. © Faten Gaddes/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
9 / 12       Chulsu Kim (Korea/Japan), from the series Instantaneous force. © Chulsu Kim/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
10 / 12       © Delphine Diallo (France), from the series Renaissance. © Delphine Diallo/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
11 / 12       Maika Elan (Vietnam), from the series The pink choice. © Maika Elan/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.
12 / 12       Sarker Protick (Bangladesh), from the series Love me or kill me. © Sarker Protick/Musée du quai Branly/Photoquai 2015.

We Are Family

Since its founding in 2007, Photoquai - Biennial of World Images (PHQ5) has become a must on the photography scene. And once again it is taking up its fundamental challenge to raise awareness of artists from around the world whose work remains largely unseen and unknown in Europe, and to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and an interchange of perspectives on the world.
The artistic direction of the 5th edition of PHQ5 – organised by the Musée du quai Branly and planned in Paris until November 22th – has been entrusted to Frank Kalero. After a first programme acclaimed by professional photographers and a wide public in 2013, Kalero introduced three major developments this year: the enlargement of the geographical scope (the selection has expanded to the entire world, by incorporating photographers from diasporas and by establishing a new interdisciplinary curatorial team: the World and New Interactions); the introduction of a call for entries via the photo-sharing platform EyeEm («in order not to exclude photographers who do not have good contacts or the opportunity to be exhibited»); the inclusion of the Photoquai Residences into the PHQ5 exhibition circuit.
So, as a composite portrait of a constantly changing world, the 5th edition of Photoquai presents works by 40 contemporary photographers, talents unknown or rarely seen in Europe drawn from the geographical areas represented in the collections of the Musée du quai Branly: South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle-East and Russia. The selection of these non-Western photographers was made by a curatorial team of experts consisting of an artistic director – Frank Kalero –, six curators – Claudi Carreras (Latin America), Liza Faktor (Russian Federation), Michket Krifa (Middle-East), Azu Nwagbogu (Africa), Kevin Wy Lee (Asia) and Louise Clements (World and New Interactions) – and an internal programming committee at the Musée du quai Branly chaired by its President Stéphane Martin. The 400 photographs selected are now on display, day and night, on the banks of the River Seine opposite the Musée du quai Branly, but also on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and in other Parisian locations. Revolving around the theme We Are Family, these images prompt us to reflect on what does it mean to have a family, offering a hitherto unseen snapshot of the contemporary photography from the non-Western world.
The scenography specially designed for the occasion by Patrick Jouin provides a setting in which small and large-scale formats can exist side by side without cancelling each other out or becoming confused. In this way, the circuit of the Photoquai exhibition offers another interpretation of a habitually linear pathway, in order to strengthen the success of a formula that sees in diversity its force.

Photoquai - 5th Biennial of World Images
various venues - Parigi (Francia)
22 September – 22 November 2015

opening times: (expositions on quai Branly) all days, 24h/24 | (Musée du Quai Brainly) Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm.
admission fee: free
info: contact@quaibranly.fr
www.photoquai.fr/2015


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