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Thursday, March 11, 2010Saturday, May 22, 2010


Paris, France

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from March 11th to May 22nd, 2010

Celebrating South Africa

A few months before the World Cup, Polka focuses on the history of this country unlike any other. The country of apartheid managed its transition to democracy without a blood bath to become a "rainbow nation". Thanks to one man, Nelson Mandela, whose destiny is depicted by Jurgen Schadeberg and Alf Kumalo’s intimate photographs.

Cinema Mundi

On the occasion of the Cinémathèque française’s exhibition, "Tournages : Paris-Berlin-Hollywood, 1910-1939", Polka Galerie takes a world tour through the shootings of Stefano De Luigi and captures the backstage life of stars through the photographs of Mary Ellen Mark, Willy Rizzo and William Klein.

The sets of Irma la Douce, Lolita and Roma and Bollywood openings contrast with Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s still-life photographs of the second life of american movie theaters.

Finally, Polka presents the work of the Italian couple Baldizzone, which will be showcased at the Senate. A trip into the heart of the "nomad’s spirit"!

  • Polka Galerie’s guest of honor, Elliott Erwitt, plays with his unusual and eccentric photographs, taken from a book released under the pseudonym 'André S. Solidor'.

Also : "To be or not to be British": humorous photographs by Nick Danziger who offers a humoristic look far from the usual debate around national identity.

Polka Galerie
Press contact:
Mylène Prieur
+33 (0)6 18 35 25 45
mprieur@polkaimage.com

Polka: Quarterly Magazine of Photojournalism - 8th Edition
Edition de printemps 2010
www.polkamagazine.com