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“Homo Urbanus Europeanus” by Jean-Marc Caracci

The exhibition has now moved to Poland until 24th of August. Then it should move to Łódź (still in Poland) in January 2015, in Galeria Atlas Sztuki. Still in January the exhibition “HUE” will be presented in Plzen, Czech Republic, in the frame of “Plzen2015, European Capital of Culture”.

Some time ago we posted about a really interesting series of images by Jean-Marc Caracci, here is a link to our earlier post

What we liked about this work was the use of a theme to find interesting and absorbing images where ever he found himself and within the context of that theme how all over Europe people are similar. Jean-Marc has been in touch to tell us about his touring exhibition, here are some venues where the exhibition has been and where you might be able to catch the exhibition

Here they are the most important exhibitions scheduled in 2012 :
– in Slovenia… Novo Mesto, in the frame of “Maribor European Capital of Culture 2012” [done]
– in Slovakia… Bratislava, at the “Central European House of Photography” [done]
– in Germany… Duisburg, at the “Ruhr Biennale 2012”.
– in Korea… itinerant exhibition in 5 cities [right now]

You can see a portfolio of Jean-Marc’s work on line here

There is also a review of the exhibition here  “Silvershotz” has published my “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” portfolio in 2011 [article on the link below]… and the American magazine “Rangefinder” did the same recently : You can find that here


Jean-Marc is also going to publish a book of his portfolio  with text and here is some information about that

“I am going to publish the album “Homo Urbanus Europeanus”, a book which will include 31 original texts written by 31 European writers… as much writers as European capitals visited in the frame of the project. The British contributor is the writer Stella Duffy.”
There is also a catalogue for the exhibition which is available to buy on line  “Homo Urbanus Europeanus”  (made in Poland in 2009) . You can see it on the link below :

Homo Urbanus Europeanus – Jean-Marc Caracci

During the last session of the Intermediate course I teach a student did a presentation on a photographer I had never heard of, not that surprising in itself, but his work is fascinating and worth bringing to you. Jean-Marc Caracci has traveled to many different cities around Europe to photograph, he has a theme which can best be described a man in an urban environment. It is almost always one person rather than many, so you might think an idea ambling towards the solitary or lonely but that is not necessarily the atmosphere Caracci creates. It is hard to explain his pictures without getting too involved with perhaps politics and borders so best that you go and have a look for yourself. A perfect example of a photographer with a theme exploring an idea. Here is Homo Urbanus Europeanus

You will see he is a patient man and these images are from his set in London