© Plantu- Reza
© Plantu- Reza 
Plantu - Reza, Cross Perspectives

11/05/2023 - 31/12/2023

Musée de l'Homme 
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre 
75116 Paris


The exhibition began with an encounter: the meeting of cartoonist Plantu and photographer Reza at the Rencontres Internationales du Dessin de Presse (International Press Cartoon Festival) held at the Caen Memorial in April 2011. Yet that first meeting left a lasting impression on the photographer. When the cartoonist playfully handed him a piece of paper, Reza was surprised to see a caricature of himself!
Their common sensibility gave rise to a desire to work together. A few years after meeting, Plantu suggested they combine their approaches. The artists came up with dozens of works combining Plantu's sensitive, free-spirited drawing style and Reza's iconic shots. This fertile collaboration gave rise to the book Plantu - Reza: Regards Croisés (Gallimard, 2021) and this exhibition.
Offering different views of the world, you'll find that their two perspectives are complementary. Sometimes their photography and drawings deal with the same subject. Sometimes they conflict. But whether in opposition or harmony, their combined works leave no one indifferent.