‘Histoire D'un Regard - Mariana Otero’

11 Nov.'21
- 18:00

Followed by a Q&A with the director

In the framework of Brussels Art Film Festival BAFF.

Gilles Caron started taking photographs at the age of 24: the Six-Day War, May '68, the wars in Vietnam and Biafra. He disappeared in 1970. Since then, his photos have travelled all over the world. Mariana Otero traces the footprints of one of France’s greatest photographers: these footprints turned out to be more than 100,000 photos. The filmmaker rummaged through the archive, analysing and combining trajectories in space and time. She tries to understand why one photo was published and another wasn’t - what is hidden in those photos which remained negatives? Histoire d'un regard resembles a police investigation. It is a fascinating adventure that teaches us something about photography as a means of registering your body within a moment, of intensifying your view, of thinking about a situation. At the same time, the film lets us experience what it means to look at a photo:  capturing and embracing a view. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A between the director and Gaël Turine. Gaël Turine is a documentary photographer based in Brussels and Paris. He is a founding member of MAPS agency. His work is shown all over the world in galleries, museums and festivals. 

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  • English French
  • Subtitles: French




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