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The world of yesteryear

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From March 16 to May 29, 2016, the Pavillon Populaire Gallery in Montpelier, southern France, is presenting a retrospective of works by Hélène Hoppenot. The French photographer's work is closely linked to her life. The wife of the diplomat Henri Hoppenot, she accompanied her husband on his international travels and soon discovered that photography, which she taught herself, was her form of expression, which she used to capture special moments and landscapes.

Like the exhibition's title, her pictures – taken between 1933 and 1956 – speak of the world of yesteryear, on the edge of modernity, a world before, during and after the Second World War. From Guatemala to Cambodia, from North America to Tunisia and Sicily, the 10-week exhibition brings together over 150 small and medium format, colour and black and white photographs taken by the artist.

Further information available at: Pavillon Populaire

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