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Exhibition | A Passport to Fraternity, by Bettina Rheims

Exhibition | A Passport to Fraternity, by Bettina Rheims

An exhibition hosted by the Frecnh association SOS Racism

Fraternity is without doubt the most elusive value of our republican motto. In its absence, however, the ‘being together’ and the fight for equality both evaporate. Some public figures have played their parts and lent their words to help our country rediscover an image of fraternity. Via a portrait exhibition by the talented Bettina Rheims, they invite us on a journey whose success depends on our own willingness to bear this ‘passport to fraternity’.

Twenty-one understated but intense portraits remind us that fraternity is not an abstract value or an ideal that it would be impossible to rekindle in contemporary France. Without naïve optimism but with courage and determination, they show us that ‘brotherhood’ is a daily challenge that stills needs to be addressed.

Bettina Rheims was by turns a model, a journalist and a gallerist before devoting herself to photography. In 1978, she made her name with a first series of naked erotic dancers. Following that, she released portraits of well-known personalities and actresses for a number of magazines in France, Europe, and New York, as well as making advertising films. In 1994, she was awarded the Grand Prix for photography of the city of Paris.

 

16.12.2016 - 05.03.2017
Free entrance

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

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