from 22 October 2012 to 26 May 2013
This exhibition shows pictures of conflicts of the recent thirty years from all over the globe: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Haiti, Lebanon, Vietnam… from all the places where Patrick Chauvel “witness among people” has travelled for getting hold of evidence.
His pictures have already been published in Paris-Match, Times Magazine, Life, Newsweek…
The exhibition, which has arisen out of an exclusive selection, allows different views of the wars: it tells stories of history, the life of the anonyms in the middle of combats. In the majority of cases “the fragments of humanity escape the historians” but also “the survival instincts” or the everyday moments. Faces laughing, frightened or full of hatred…
Why do we wage wars? How can we create and conserve peace?
The exhibition tries to answer these and other questions.