Belfast

Exhibition of Gilles Favier from May 24th to July 13th  2018.

A decade after his colleagues Gilles Peress and Gilles Caron, it was Gilles Favier’s turn to get caught up in the Northern Island conflict. He arrived there in 1981, after the death of Bobby Sands, which marked the starting point of a relationship with Belfast that would last nearly forty years. The atmosphere in his images is nourished by the architecture that divides the city between Catholics and Protestants, the walls that celebrate the deaths of heroes, and these Irish people, the players and the witnesses caught up in the mire of a conflict that forged their very identity.

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