De la série « Extrem Tourism », 2011 © Thomas Mailaender
De la série « Extrem Tourism », 2011 © Thomas Mailaender 
Thomas Mailaender — Les Belles Images

12/06/2024 - 29/09/2024

Maison Européenne de la Photographie 
5/7, rue de Fourcy 
75004 Paris   

The exhibition brings together a vast array of pieces with work specially designed for the show, such as “Fail Anthology”, “Extreme Retouch” and the “Chemical Room”, for example, which will be covered with photographs exposed directly onto the walls. Spread over the two floors of the MEP, the exhibition will include “Les Belles Images”, the eponymous series in which the artist redeploys press agency photographs with ceramic frames, as well as his major series “Extreme Tourism”, “Gone Fishing”, and “Illustrated People”. Finally, the “Life and Adventures of a Silver Woman on Planet earth” revisits the life and commitment of Rosemary Jacobs, an American activist who was a victim of the ravages of silver nitrate, using photography to document her story and denounce the use of this compound for medical purposes.