Denis Bourges

This year at the Fair, with the support of the Town of Bièvres, our special guest will be Denis Bourges, member and co-founder of « Tendance Floue », a photographers’ collective with a particular affinity for what goes on behind the scenes.

He will be showing two series:

Between two worlds (2001-2003) shows the coexistence of two parallel worlds on the Mont Saint Michel. One of them is modern, on display for the tourists, while the other is the traditional life of the monks. This series of photographs follows a path at the heart of these contrasting lives, between the bustling streets of the town and the world behind the abbey doors, between foreign tongues and the silence of the monastery.

Country doctor (2001-2008) was produced in the Côtes d’Armor region in rural Brittany where the photographer followed his father during his daily rounds as a country doctor and then his successor. His photographs show the commitment of the family doctor to his patients, and shed light on « what is traditionally protected by the physician’s professional secrecy: intimacy, the art of listening, a human commitment. At every consultation the relationship between doctor and patient is evident. It is a universal relationship and at the same time intrinsically subjective. It is a matter of our relationship to our body, to disease, to life, to death… »

The exhibition will be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Grange aux fraises, 3 rue de Paris in Bièvres and at the Maison des photographes et de l’image, rue de la Terrasse.

Opening hours: Friday May 31, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a break from 1 to 2 p.m.