Grégoire Korganow: Prisons

5, rue de Fourcy, Paris, 75004
Admission: EUR 8 (entry to European House of Photography, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 05/04/2015
Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1100 - 2000
Thursday: 1100 - 2000
Friday: 1100 - 2000
Saturday: 1100 - 2000
Sunday: 1100 - 2000
Free on wednesday from 5 to 8 pm. Closed on French Bank holidays.
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  • Series Prisons
    © Grégoire Korganow
  • Series Prisons
    © Grégoire Korganow
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The exhibition presents a hundred photographs from Grégoire Korganow and his work done in twenty French prisons. Without pathos and away from the anecdotal personal history, his photographs are both sensory and very specific about the confinement.

Grégory started to work on this series in 2010 first working with Stéphane Mercurio on his film À l’ombre de la République. From January 2011 to January 2014, he penetrates several centre of incarceration in France. He visits nearly twenty prisons and remains between five to ten days in each prison.

He is able to photograph everything, inside the cells, the exercise in the yard, the visiting rooms, the showers, even the solitary confinement (punishment block) ... Days and nights without any places forbidden.

He tries to take picture of the reality of incarceration, and shows the ordinary: loneliness, overcrowd, discomfort, sometimes violence that occurs in the shade of the exercise yards.

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