Release your Emotions
Missed the Mapplethorpe exhibit at the Grand Palais? Didn’t get to see David Bailey in London ? Never been to the Rencontres d’Arles ? Without owning a private jet of our own, it isn’t always easy for art photography lovers to quench our thirst for culture and beauty. Push open the doors of the Galerie Quai 26 in the Vieux-Lille neighbourhood, and you will discover the most sophisticated art gallery in the region, showcasing fine art photography. Works of art are on exhibit here throughout the months, but none resemble each other. You will find works by well-known photographers such as Arno Bani, Jean-François Lepage, Guy Bourdin and Fabrice Mabillot, as well as by up-and-coming artists such as Stéphane Hop, Elsa Okazaki, Marthe Sobczak and Jean-Pierre Tissier. Nothing matters here but emotion and talent. Owner and fashion photographer Dominique Coulon is a passionate art discoverer who takes you to many varied universes that are accessible to both prolific art collectors and beginners alike. Among the high-quality prints you will also discover a superb collection of rare books to leaf through or purchase. Here you can dive into the 8th art by enjoying publications such as the SUMO-sized books by Taschen publishing house, showcasing works by Helmut Newton and Annie Leibowitz, and more recently photographs of the Rolling Stones. You will leave the exhibit in a good mood, stirred up, excited, doubtful, appreciative…and the reason? Because when photography is viewed in such an environment it brings out our emotions.
GALERIE QUAI 26
62 rue d’Angleterre in Lille
Tel : 06 80 66 46 59
Open from Thursday through Saturday from 2:00-7:00 pm
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