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If I were in Paris

If I were in Paris this week, I would visit the Lorna Simpson photography exhibition at Jeu de Paume.
Her works are so powerful you can in no way ignore them.  She manages to create fairytales with a philosophical twist by adding text to her photographs touching the right heartstrings and exuberating political messages on the condition of being a black American woman.
As stated in her biography on her personal site “With the African-American woman as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America.”
Since we can’t be there (at least I can’t) enjoy some of her works which we found at the on line Lorna Simpson Studio.

What do you think of these photos?  Do you feel that photography can be art or are you one of those who think it is not?  Do you ever visit photography exhibitions?

If I were in Paris this week, I would visit the Lorna Simpson photography exhibition at Jeu de Paume.
Her works are so powerful you can in no way ignore them.  She manages to create fairytales with a philosophical twist by adding text to her photographs touching the right heartstrings and exuberating political messages on the condition of being a black American woman.
As stated in her biography on her personal site “With the African-American woman as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America.”
Since we can’t be there (at least I can’t) enjoy some of her works which we found at the on line Lorna Simpson Studio.

What do you think of these photos?  Do you feel that photography can be art or are you one of those who think it is not?  Do you ever visit photography exhibitions?