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Mike Brodie ‘A Period of Juvenile Prosperity’

© Mike Brodie

© Mike Brodie

From the 31rst of October 2014 until 30th of November 2014 at the Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire – 17 rue des Filles-du-Calvaire, 75003 Paris , France.
More info : www.fillesducalvaire.com/fr

Born in Arizona, Mike Brodie roams the American lands to offer brutal – from time to time shocking but always fascinating – images of those four years of travels, train by train, from one encounter to the next. Covered by masks such as pseudonyms, the amateur makes himself a name as the ‘‘Polaroid Kidd’’, the teeny-tiny child of the small format. Child, cause he was seventeen when he threw himself on the tracks and rails of (a) life, in 2002, with few personal effects and for what was supposed to be just a short journey… One that lasted several days soon followed by a much longer journey he left for with discretion… The modesty of the nickname doesn’t fully express the striking effect those American photographs still have on a photographic scene that lacks new ways of representing a well visited and thoroughly described territory. For his first personal exhibit in France, this photographic Denis Hopper presents a group of photographs published last year in the Twin Palms’ A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. (…) (Valentine Umansky)


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