Victor and Hope America, Igbogene, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, November 2012, © Gideon Mendel
02 Dec 2015
4 - 5pm
3bis Rue Papin
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As part of the Conference of Creative Parties ArtCOP21, COAL and the Gaité lyrique invite you every afternoon, from 1 to 11 December, to a face to face with an international artist recognised for their commitment to the climate challenge.
16h - Face to face with Gideon Mendel, photographer (ZAF).
Moderated by journalist Lydia Ben Yitzhak.
English and streamed on the Gaité lyrique site and rebroadcast on the site of ArtCOP21
Gideon Mendel is considered one of the world's leading contemporary photographers. Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology and African history at the University of Cape Town. After graduation, he became a freelance photographer and was part of the younger generation of photographers engaged in struggles. In particular, he documented the change and conflict in South Africa in preparation for the release of Nelson Mandela. Since 2007 he has worked on the project 'Drowning World' which refers to climate change and which led him to travel to many parts of the globe affected by floods. During COP21, his pictures will be presented in famous locations of Paris, creating a contrast between the outdoor site of the exhibition and the theme of the photographs taken in 10 countries over the past eight years.
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