From the 14th of june till 8th of september 2019 the Mukono Project will be exhibited during the Portrait Festival in Vichy. More info on places and times : ville-vichy.fr
Each new edition of the Portrait(s) photography festival carries within itself the promise of a leap into the unknown, an adventure for the mind and body, a marriage between art and the city. Portrait(s) is conceived to turn culture into a vector of attraction and closeness, and manages to renew itself every year without losing its identity. This year sees its seventh edition, and is no exception.
As a result, from the Cultural Centre galleries to the Lake Allier esplanade, the visitor is invited to leap into the varied forms of photography created by artists from around the world. Their pictures show our lives in a new light, dismantling appearances in order to touch the soul of their subjects and reveal what we all have in common: our human condition. Philippe Halsman ferrets it out from beneath the mask of his celebrities, Bastiaan Woudt in African villages, Tish Murtha in northern England.
As this is a UNESCO year, Portrait(s) also pays honour to the heritage of Vichy through the work of Ambroise Tézenas, photographer in residence. Like a mirror hanging over the city, his pictures reflect the exceptional beauty of this Queen of Spas. Thanks to the artists for sharing their work with us. Thanks to the organizers for enhancing its value. And thanks above all to the city of Vichy for being such a jewel case, so open to all this boldness.
This exhibition belongs to you. Take hold of it, love it, review it, make it alive.