From October 08, 2015 to January 09, 2016
Gilles Caron, The Conflict Within
GILLES CARON, THE CONFLICT WITHIN
The exhibition Gilles Caron, The Conflict Within continues its tour at the Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique, Clermont-Ferrand
Gilles Caron embodies the ideal of the heroic reporter. Whilst proclaiming the presence of a developing crisis within his profession, the side effects on a human scale of his heroic engagements are clearly expressed though his images. The « Conflict Within » of Caron is also one of an entire generation: what is the purpose of his action? Furthermore, do his images provide a valid testimony of the truths they aim to unveil? For Caron, the war is in front of the camera as well as within himself.
The exhibition Gilles Caron, The Conflict Within will feature images and unpublished archival documents from the Fondation Gilles Caron, the Musée de l’Elysée, and from private collections. Through these archival documents—a selection of negatives, contact sheets, and historical clippings—the exhibition helps us rediscover one of the most important photojournalists of the mid-twentieth century.