Join the artist as he presents his past work, explaining the motivation, inspiration and techniques he uses to create his powerful and emotive imagery.
Followed by a select darkroom workshop experience for a limited number of participants.
*This event is in two parts. The first is held at Lumen gallery and the second is at Gallery Main (darkroom space). Spaces are limited for the darkroom workshop.
In French and Japanese. Space is limited, please make a reservation to get a seat!
Louis Jammes >Exhibition information
Lumen gallery & Gallery Main (darkroom space)
1st (talk): 500yen *free of charge for those who attend the workshop after
2nd (workshop): 8000yen
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Artist talk & Darkroom Workshop with Louis Jammes
Louis Jammes lives and works between Paris and Carcassonne, where he was born in 1958. In the early 80s, Jammes began photographing famous artists like Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Combas and even Andy Warhol, in settings that echoed their own work. But Jammes sought to explore the world through the lens of his camera, “in order to become aware of the present time.” So he started working as a reporter and war correspondent where he visited countries ravaged by conflict. Whether among gypsies, in Chechnya, in Berlin during the fall of the Berlin Wall (1991), in Chernobyl (1990- 1991), in Sarajevo (1993), in Africa (1996), or even in Gaza (1996-97), and more recently in Egypt, Jammes does not photograph barbarism in his photographs, but victims, most often children, alone in the bare scenery of conflict. By mixing photography and painting, he interprets in an atypical and personal way the great tragic events of history. He uses various media—canvas or metal plates coated with a photosensitive emulsion, imprints, inkjet, posters—as well as employing graphic effects to introduce the beauty and immortality of regions where suffering and chaos reign.