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Thursday 7 December, 2023

Photography and cycling: a shared history

Thursday, December 7, 7pm

In the framework of the exhibition Bike Trip, USA, 1939, dedicated to Ruth Orkin’s extraordinary solo bicycle journey across the United States at the age of 17, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will be hosting an event on December 7 at 7pm, dedicated to exploring the historical, aesthetic and political connections between cycling and photography.

How did Ruth Orkin’s journey provide an escape from the domestic sphere and shape a particularly inventive photographic approach? How do cycling and artistic practice play into the history of women’s emancipation? How did photography contribute to building a mythology of cycling, etc.?

Lucie Azema, Philippe Bordas, Clément Chéroux and Sophie Gateau will explore the intersecting histories of photography and cycling: what does cycling have to do with photography, and vice versa?

The event will be held in French.
Tickets are available for purchase online.

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