Mois de la Photo à Paris 2012

2012 : a "normal" month of photography

HENRY CHAPIER

President of Paris Audiovisuel Maison européenne de la Photographie

The 17th edition of the Month of Photography reflects the art of photography, its cultural and creative diversity, and the new directions it is taking worldwide.

As time has gone by, successive curators of the Month of Photography since the biennial was inaugurated in 1980 have endeavoured to explore new territories and highlight emerging new talents overlooked by the necessarily commercial preoccupations of the market.

Our “non profit” credo would not have been possible without the unstinting support received from the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and from Christophe Girard, Councillor for Cultural Affairs.

This is what justifies the idea of a Month of Photography that is “true to form” and bursting with energy, thanks to partnerships with the foreign cultural centres in Paris and a large network of private galleries.?The 2012 selection promises a veritable feast of aesthetic curiosities and revelations...