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Artist's talk by Philippe Chancel at Istabraq Hall

Friday 12 November 2010, 1pm
LCGA - OFF SITE at Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick

On Friday 12 November 2010,

Philippe Chancel will discuss his exhibition DPRK at Istabraq Hall at 1pm. 

Admission is free; Booking required.

For over twenty years now Philippe Chancel’s photography has been investigating the shifting, richly complex terrain between art, documentary and journalism.  Initiated early into the discipline by a photo-reporter, he began with snaps of everyday urban and housing-estate life, studying economics and photojournalism before opting for photography at age twenty-two and seeing his reportages from Eastern Europe published in numerous international magazines.  He then began working in the visual communication field, while taking his first photos of artists.  These latter premiered at the Mois de la Photo festival in Paris in 1990.

Then came a period of new media exploration, which involved putting photography on hold and making documentaries, with a return to his roots in 1995.  In recent years he has looked into all areas of contemporary creativity, and now works for magazines like Connaissance des Arts, cultural institutions and publishing houses.  His work has been shown and published in France and abroad, notably Souvenirs, his collaboration with Valérie Weill.  DPRK, his vision of North Korea, will be exhibited at Istabraq Hall.

Limerick City Gallery of Art Off-site, Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick /

E artgalleryeducation@limerickcity.ie / T 061310633

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