“Pony Congo” Vicente Paredes
Vicente Paredes presents a series a of diptychs, which show two seemingly totally opposed representations of childhood: on the one hand, young upper-class Spanish horse riders participating in pony racing events; on the other, children living in modest conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This unlikely “photographic encounter” between young teenagers who bear the weight of social pressure and young Africans forced to work to support their families,ironically points to the stereotyped views that still prevail in our post-colonial societies and addresses on the current issue relating to children’s image rights.
This project was the subject of a book published in 2015 by This Book is Truel. In 2016, the Pony Congo publication was named in the Best Books of the Year category at Fotobookfestival Kassel and featured among the finalists for the Author Book Award at the Rencontres d’Arles.
Public Opening on November 22nd – 6:30PM
Exhibition on view until December 23rd
During regular office hours, and in presence of the staff, the gallery is open, feel free to pass by us!
**Special opening times on Saturday 2 December. On the occasion of Ultra: Noël Espace Images will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 and will offer a selection of books and bags made from tarpaulin installations from its previous festivals.**
Place de la Gare 3/ 1800 Vevey