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