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Flash France - Out of Frame - A Story of Paris and Photography at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad

FLASH FRANCE PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING on February 12th from 7pm at STATE ART GALLERY! Bonjour India celebrates photography in various forms of its evolution. This second edition of the "Fête de la photo" will have as theme "awakening".

This festival aims to celebrate the photographic as much as the photograph. Along with the festival which will take place in Delhi, the Alliances françaises network will be associated with Flash France through their own selection of patrimonial photographs from the digitalized public database of the Niépce Museum. This exhibition is also part of the Krishnakriti Festival 2018. Entry: Free and open to all ...

Alliance Française of Hyderabad proudly presents FLASH FRANCE, Out of Frame – A story of Paris and Photography, a photography exhibition, from Feb 12 to 26, as a part of Bonjour India, and a part of the Krishnakriti Festival 2018, celebrating photography in various forms of its evolution. This second edition of the “Fête de la photo” will have as theme “awakening”. Along with the festival which will take place in Delhi, the Alliances françaises network will be associated with Flash France through their own selection of patrimonial photographs from the digitalized public database of the Niépce Museum.

Two hundred years since French inventor Nicéphore Niépce developed the first known photograph France keeps alive the spirit of innovation in photography. Out of Frame celebrates this milestone through a selection of exhibitions and events. All over India, indoor and outdoor exhibitions of historic photographs from the Niepce museum’s digital collections showcase the rich heritage of French archives. Created with India: Alliance française de Hyderabad France: Musée Nicéphore Niepce Curators: Rahaab Allana and François Cheval The Chief Guest of the evening will be the Secretary of Tourism, Telangana Govt. Mr. Venkatesham, and the guest of honour will be the French Consul General Mr. François Gautier, Consul General of France. Venue: STATE ART GALLERY, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Telangana – 500033 Time: 7pm Entry free, open to all.

Nicéphore Niépce Museum in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, preserves since its creation in 1972 photographic collections from any age and any source. From the first tries in 1815 by Niépce, French inventor of photography, to the last finds of digital, the museum gives a complete look at the history of photography. History of photography After the first photographic essays by the French Niépce and Daguerre between 1815 and 1837, François Arago, scientist and French politician (1786 – 1853), stands for the invention of photography in front of the Science Academy: it has been officially recognized on January 7th, 1839. The French Government then acquired the discovery of daguerreotype by Niépce and Daguerre. At that time, photography in itself is not recognized for its aesthetic qualities: it is the innovation aspect of the medium which makes photography a reference for the experts. Photography will be part of classical arts only during the 1859’s Paris Universal Exhibition. The marketing of the first Kodak camera in 1888 will also contribute to make the photo accessible to the middle class. In 1903, Auguste and Louis Lumière, also inventors of cinema, devise the color photo process.

In the 20th century, photography has known its peak! PARIS and Photography If the works run in Paris between 1850 and 1870 under the Second Empire and Baron Haussmann gave the city its modern aspect, they also led to the destruction of districts and thousands of old houses. Emperor Napoleon 3rd wished to improve the safety and hygiene of the dwellings which, at the middle of the 19th century, were insalubrious and unhealthy, located in small mews of the old city. From 1898, photographers like Atget start to walk down the streets of Paris to immortalize what has escaped the destruction. He records meticulously facades, shops, window dressings, interiors, habits and small trades. At the same time is created Commission for Old Paris (which still exists nowadays), as a proof of the growing interest for the patrimony of the capital city and the awareness of ravages caused by Haussmann’s works. Both documentary piece and work of art, pictures of that period reflect the sentimental attachment to the Paris of the early 19th century. The photos presented in this exhibition retrace the history of photography and are a real journey back in time to discover Paris between 1900 and 1960. It is also the opportunity, for who knows the city, to make some comparisons with the Paris of today.

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