Previous exhibitions

[Translate to English:] Martine Franck, Piscine conçue par Alain Capeillères, Le Brusc, été 1976 © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

Martine Franck

From 20 February to 05 May 2019

Wishing to showcase the pioneering work of female photographers in the 20th century, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a major retrospective dedicated to Martine Franck (1938-2012). Conceived by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and co-produced with the Musée de l’Elysée, this exhibition, exceptional in its scope, gathers almost 140 photographs, some of which have never been shown before and many of them chosen by the photographer herself.

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Vasantha Yogananthan, Cricket Match, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2013 © Vasantha Yogananthan

Vasantha Yogananthan. A Myth of Two Souls

From 20 February to 05 May 2019

With the aim of supporting and promoting contemporary institutional creation, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting the first exhibition of Vasantha Yogananthan’s project A Myth of Two Souls. Born in 1985, a self-taught photographer of French-Tamil origin, Yogananthan belongs to a generation that likes to blur the lines between fiction and reality. This series was inspired by the Ramayana, a fundamental epic poem from Hindu mythology written in Sanskrit somewhere between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. Constantly updated, the Ramayana can be seen by Western readers as an invitation to understand India beyond mere exoticism.

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Marmarita, Reef Homs, 11 septembre 2013 © Matthias Bruggmann / Contact Press Images. Courtesy Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne et Galerie Polaris, Paris

Matthias Bruggmann

From October 17, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Matthias Bruggmann (Swiss, born in 1978 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is the winner of the second edition of the Prix Elysée for his project A haunted world where it never shows. Building on the framework of his prior work on contemporary conflicts, he proposed to continue a long-term photographic project launched in 2012, documenting the conflict in Syria.

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