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Photographic Encounters

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From 22 November to 23 December 2017, the Espace Images Vevey gallery in Switzerland presents the exhibition Pony Congo, featuring the works of Spanish photographer Vicente Paredes. Pony Congo is comprised of a series of diptychs in which depictions of young, upper-class Spanish riders at equestrian events are juxtaposed with images of children growing up in modest conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

By presenting the viewer with this ‘photographic encounter’, Paredes highlights the stereotyped views that still prevail in Western societies. The thought-provoking project was released in 2015 by This Book is True publishing, and subsequently nominated in the Best Book of the Year category at the Kassel Photo Book Festival.

For further information visit Espace Images Vevey and Vicente Paredes

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