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Laurent Chéhère

The Exhibition

These Flying Houses are a poetic vision of old Paris through which Laurent Chéhère questions his era with documentary, aesthetic and intimate concerns. He raises various subjects, futile or not and talks about Paris that makes you dream and the one that does less so. Inspired by the poor and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, the author isolates these buildings of their urban context and releases them from the anonymity of the street to tell the life, the dreams and the hopes of these inhabitants. Nostalgia for a lost time also nourishes this work of memory. Resuscitating buildings from the past, he tries to rediscover the taste for childhood and innocence.

The Photographer

Laurent Chéhère is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. He has a passion to explore cities, suburbs, countries, as he likes to explore all the fields of photography including reportage and photomontage. From his particular interest in Paris, architecture, cinema, social issues and people’s stories were born the Flying Houses.

Chéhère’s work has been the subject of articles or portfolios in Time Magazine, the Guardian, The Telegraph, Vogue Italy, Amica Mag, Vanity Fair, Foto Magazin, La Repubblica, Il Post, Huffington Post, Philosophie mag, El Pais.

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Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.