From 11 October 2017 to 14 January 2018, a retrospective exhibition of works by Stephen Shames will be showing at the Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau in Gentilly, near Paris.
It is the first time that original prints by the US-American artist are presented in Europe. In the sixties and seventies, Shames captured everyday scenes of gang life in the Bronx, as well as the country’s revolutionary Black Panther movement. Yet his images go far beyond historical documentary – they also offer fascinating insights into the contradictions within America’s society. Thoughtfully and with a great investment of time (he spent seven years accompanying the Black Panther Party), the photographer was able to look behind the facade of the American Dream.
Stephen Shames has published numerous books and received multiple awards. Born in 1947, he counts among the most important documentary photographers of our time.
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