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Current Exhibitions

Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


Bruno Boudjelal - Will I ever live home ?
Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-04 to 2018-09-23


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto -
Musée Fragonard (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-26 to 2018-09-23


Françoise Huguier - Sublimes and Kpop
Festival (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-07-16


Claudine Doury - Le Festival du Regard
Le Carreau (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-07-08


Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt - Zoologies
Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo (AUSTRIA)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-09-30


Denis Dailleux - Persan-Beaumont
Galerie du centre culturel Valery-Larbaud (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-15 to 2018-09-09


Next exhibitions

Vanessa Winship - Vanessa Winship : And time folds
Barbican Art Gallery (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02

Ouka Leele - Ma couleur révélée
Promenades Photographiques (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02

Jane Evelyn Atwood - Jane Evelyn Atwood et Joan Colom
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23

Paolo Verzone - Hope, a collaborative perspective
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23

Sweet nothings, The Schoolgirls from the Borderlands of Eastern Anatolia

Vanessa Winship

Host Gallery
1 Honduras Street
EC1Y 0TH Londres (UNITED KINGDOM)
020 7253 2770

From 2009-02-03 to 2009-03-05


• Opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 11am-4pm

I had been living and working in the region for almost a decade, and in Turkey itself for more than four years.I was drawn by ideas of borders and belonging.One enduring image that had always struck me wherever I travelled was the schoolgirls in their little blue dresses, the same in every town, city or village.These dresses with their lace collars and sweet messages embroidered on the bodices, were the symbol of the Turkish state, but the girls who wore them were simply little girls.In the borderlands of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Armenia the dresses were still the same.The land is harsh and unforgiving, the mountains are high and cold.Life is difficult here, and the lives of the small girls who inhabit it is just as harsh. I wanted to make a series of portraits of these girls on the borderlands. Knowing their status I wanted to give a space for the girls to have a moment of importance in front of a camera.I decided to use a slower, formal way of making the pictures to create this space. Every frame was made at the same distance to ensure a kind of equality to each girl.I hoped symbol of the uniform, the distance in repetition, and the austerity of the landscape would represent one thing, but I also hoped more than anything, in the expressions of the girls faces, to draw attention to the idea of these young girls poised at the moment “just before”. The moment where possibility lies, a time where the presentation of self teeters into consciousness.I asked the group of girls to come forward with their chosen friends or with their sisters. Occasionally they come forward alone. Sometimes I asked to make another frame of an individual girl.The girls were a mix of emotions about this event, this small moment of theatre in front of them. They were excited, curious and a little nervous all at the same time.Many things touched me during the making of these images. I was touched by the gravity in their demeanour at the moment in front of the camera, their fragility, their simplicity, their grace, their closeness to one another, but most of all I was struck by their complete lack of posturing. Vanessa Winship

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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