Visage(s) d’Europe

Enda Bowe

Visage(s) d’Europe

CCI is pleased to join with fifteen other European cultural institutes of the EUNIC network to present the third edition of Visage(s) d’Europe. This open-air exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Mairie de Paris and the collective FETART who curate the CIRCULATION(S) festival each year to profile the vitality and diversity of emerging photographic expression in Europe.

2019 Zurich Portrait Prize-winner Enda Bowe has been chosen to represent Ireland in Visage(s) d’Europe. His award-winning photo above will be one of eight on display to all in the centre of Paris - Hôtel de Ville (for this photo notably) and Tour St Jacques - until 16 May. This portrait is part of a series entitled "Clapton Blossom"; set in a housing estate in East London, it draws its inspiration from ten short films by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowsk that each display a different resident of the same housing estate in Warsaw. Bowe's portraits equally seek to reverse the standard narrative of estates as grim places. A vibrant celebration of multi-culturalism and social diversity, his photographs capture the inherent beauty and vulnerability of each individual  while touching on the universality of human experience.

Exhibition organised by EUNIC Paris
Curated by Collectif FETART
Irish selection presented in partnership with Gallery of Photography Ireland and the support of Culture Ireland