To go with the exhibition, Le BAL publishes the book « Magnum Analog Recovery ». From D-day by Robert Capa (1944), Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979), through some anonymous and unpublished series, this book offers a singular journey, non academical and non official story through the first thirty years of Magnum in 231 vintage prints.
Watabe Yukichi (1924-1993), an independent reporter, covered most of the great historical and political events in Tokyo. In 1958, he gets the exceptional opportunity to cover the investigation lead by the municipal police of Tokyo relative to « the case of the cut body ». The book has been published to go with the exhibition at LE BAL.
In partnership with SFR, Le BAL confirms its support for the young contemporary photographic scene by creating the first prize dedicated to art schools and by helping the winner to publish her first book.
LE BAL and PMU have teamed up to give Malik Nejmi a Carte Blanche to photograph the world of horseracing and betting, in cafés or on racecourses. Turfisme gathers about forty photographs taken during three months of reporting. Malik Nejmi shares with us his original and humane look at the world of gamblers.
« The same writting, the same sign, the same letters created at this time different meanings. The word RIP reflects my entire approach to this project. I tried, from a formal point of view, to bring together signs and then let their similarities, or dissimilarities, happen. » Mohamed Bourouissa
Oversized, not especially aesthetic, the work of theses photographers on several constructions sites is a mix between ‘do-it-yourself’ and sculpture who will be as interesting to « hardcore » fans of photography as to others.