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07.03.2012

 

Youssef Nabil Retrospective and Laetitia Casta by Dominique Issermann at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris until March 25

Maison Européenne de la Photographie will present the first ever retrospective of Egyptian photographer Youssef Nabil until the 25th of March. He was born in 1972 and is still going as strong as ever.

Youssef Nabil has been a fixture in the photography scene ever since the 1990s – in his early days, he tended to take pictures of friends and made self-portraits, all in black&white and hand coloured in a quite complex process. His images – featuring the likes of Deneuve or Rampling – remind us of Egypt’s long forgotten glamour.

The exhibition features approx. 60 works and a book published by Hatje Cantz accompanies it.

The second, parallel exhibition is called 'Laetitia Casta by Dominique Issermann' and will also run until the 25th of March.

Photographer Dominique Issermann followed the beautiful Laetitia Caste to the Thermal Spa in Vals, Switzerland, time and time again over the course of three years. The result is a series of 33 photographs – walls, stairs, concrete, pool ... all flanked by Casta’s naked body.

The accompanying catalogue is published by Éditions Xavier Barral.


La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
82 rue François Miron
75 004 Paris - France
Telephone: (33) 1 44 78 75 00
Fax: (33) 1 44 78 75 15
www.mep-fr.org