Month: October 2017

Exhibition “Femmes du monde” at Polka Gallery, Paris

November 10th 2017 to January 20th 2018

To celebrate its 10 years anniversary, Polka Gallery presents an exhibition on the theme of women, with photographs by Sebastiao Salgado and Marc Riboud.

Polka Gallery
12 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris
Free entrance from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-7pm

For more information: Polka Gallery’s website

Exhibition “The young girl with a flower, 50 years later” at Arcturus gallery, Paris

November 3rd to 25th 2017

During Photo Saint-Germain festival, Arcturus gallery presents an exhibition of Marc Riboud’s prints inspired by his famous “Young girl with a flower” photograph, with a selection of vintage and modern prints.

Arcturus gallery
65 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Open Tuesday-Friday from 2pm-7pm and Saturday 11am-1pm and 2pm-7pm

For more information about the exhibition : visit the gallery’s website
For more information about Photo Saint-Germain : visit the festival’s website

“La jeune fille à la fleur”, a new book published by Le Seuil

Publication on October 5th 2017

1967. The Vietnam war is bogged down. In the United States, the pacifists’ voices are getting louder. They decide to challenge President Lyndon Johnson by assembling in Washington, DC, on October 21st, around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial. There are about one hundred thousand of them. At the end of the day, about half of them move towards the Pentagon.

The photographer Marc Riboud had made the trip. He was one of the few European photojournalists to be on site and suddenly he shot a surprising face-to-face confrontation: a young woman, just seventeen years old, Jan Rose Kasmir, approached the row of rifles with bayonets fixed, a flower in her hand. The photograph, shot at dusk, goes around the world. The young woman with the flower is one of those pictures that has a history.

Today, a book by the French journalist and author Philippe Séclier allows us to follow its genesis with many supporting documents. The author centres on the testimonies of Marc Riboud and Jan Rose Kasmir, who lost each other, then met again for the first time in 1998, and again in January 2003 in London during another large demonstration, this time against the Iraq war.

Fifty years later, The young woman with the flower remains more than ever one of the most beautiful symbols of non-violence and the rejection of war.

La jeune fille à la fleur is published by Le Seuil, collection Fiction & Cie.
Price : 16€.