Thursday, October 22, 2009
Death by Cotton Candy
Just one of the photographs that can be found along the banks of the Seine opposite the Musee Quai Branly between now and the middle of November. The exhibition, Photoquai, is the 2nd edition of an effort to share the work of photographers not well known to Europeans who come from South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, and North America (although curiously no Americans are among the group). There are some incredible shots, particularly a composite of a vertical favela in Brazil and set of portraits by a Lebanese photographer whose subjects were all shot from behind, facing a wall. It's free and open 24/7.
The image above is by Mexican artist Daniela Edburg. I love that the French term for cotton candy is "barbe à papa" which translates as "Daddy's beard."