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Art in France: Photographer Claude Iverné

Back in November last year, we posted an article dedicated to Sudanese photographer Rashid Mahdi, one of Africa’s most celebrated portrait photographers. We also mentioned the exhibition that took place in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs) at the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière, brought by the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003.

Today we want to introduce you (if you don’t know him already) to this great French photographer, Claude Iverné. He is known for his beautiful photos of Sudan and Darfur as well as for his knowledge of Sudan’s history. His photographs show what is the life of the tribes, the situation of the country and there is no need to explain, each photo is self-explanatory; they are real document more than simple ‘images’.

We had the chance to see some of those photographs at the show last November in Paris, but if you missed it and if you live in Brussels, then reserve your day: Claude Iverné will be at the Recyclart Art Center next Wednesday (February 8) at 8:30pm (free admission). Photographs, videos will be shown, and a discussion is also scheduled:

Gare Bruxelles-Chapelle
25, Rue des Ursulines
1000 Brussel /Belgium
T +32 2 502 57 34

More information on Recyclart website.


Illustration : Prière de Dohr / Wadi Misteri’ha / West Darfur / February 2000.
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