Launch — The Significant Savages

Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine Invites you the the launch and sign­ing of his book The Sig­ni­fic­ant Sav­ages at Le Bal in Par­is on Octo­ber 13th 2011

In this age in which what we call ‘social net­work­ing’ has prob­ably become the main vehicle for pho­to­graphy, The Sig­ni­fic­ant Sav­ages exploits an arbit­rary selec­tion of Face­book pro­file images in which altern­at­ive arte­facts are rep­res­en­ted instead of the user.
These defin­ing pho­to­graphs seem­ingly make up for our wish to con­ceal what we look like, while sat­is­fy­ing our need to exhib­it our sub­jectiv­ity.

How­ever their unique­ness dilutes into a mix of stock images and bad clichés repro­duced end­lessly, inspired by advert­ising, travel agen­cies and mass media. These pic­tures, sup­posed to be identi­fy­ing, all end up being some­what identic­al.”
 — Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine

The Sig­ni­fic­ant Sav­ages was pub­lished by RVB Books.

Le Bal
6, Impasse de la Défense
75018 Par­is (France)

Octo­ber 13th 2011 from 7pm