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Parce que

It is with the story, the one preceding the click of the shutter but also of the brain when an idea pops into it – that Sophie Calle opens Parce que [Because]. She undertakes to tell us the reason, or at least one reason, that led her to press the shutter. The photograph is only revealed later, hidden in the interstices of the Japanese binding. Thus reversing the relationship of natural primacy between an image and the words that accompany it, Sophie Calle calls attention to the influence that the latter may have on our reception of a photograph.

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Photographs and texts (in French)

Sophie Calle


Hardcover with cloth

Japanese binding

17 x 24 cm, 72 pages

32 photographs



Musée des Beaux-Arts : Palais Longchamp - 13004 Marseille

Muséum d’Histoire naturelle : Palais Longchamp - 13004 Marseille

Château Borély : 132, avenue Clot-Bey - 13008 Marseille

Musée Grobet-Labadié : 140, bd Longchamp - 13001 Marseille

Centre de la Vieille Charité : 2, rue de la Charité - 13002 Marseille

From January 25 to April 22

36,00 €


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