Overview participating exhibitions

Land
2010

Land

Brigitte Grignet

CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

There is an old Chilean saying that ‘Nothing ever happens in Chile’. Since Pinochet's coup that is no longer tenable, although it would appear that in the Chiloé archipelago, 1100 kilometres to the south of Santiago, time has largely stood still. The Belgian photographer Brigitte Grignet visited this group of islands over a period of seven years and lived there without electricity, hot running water or health care. It is a primitive life, rich in myths about the constant struggle with the sea and land. Still, it is an open question how long this lifestyle will continue to exist. With the arrival of new technologies, the development of tourism and salmon farms economic changes are inescapable – and with them the sapping of centuries-old social structures and cultural traditions. Grignet re-corded the Chilotes while that was still possible. The result is an account of a people who believe in ghost ships, witches, God, and the power of community.

  • CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

    There is an old Chilean saying that ‘Nothing ever happens in Chile’. Since Pinochet's coup that is no longer tenable, although it would appear that in the Chiloé archipelago, 1100 kilometres to the south of Santiago, time has largely stood still. The Belgian photographer Brigitte Grignet visited this group of islands over a period of seven years and lived there without electricity, hot running water or health care. It is a primitive life, rich in myths about the constant struggle with the sea and land. Still, it is an open question how long this lifestyle will continue to exist. With the arrival of new technologies, the development of tourism and salmon farms economic changes are inescapable – and with them the sapping of centuries-old social structures and cultural traditions. Grignet re-corded the Chilotes while that was still possible. The result is an account of a people who believe in ghost ships, witches, God, and the power of community.

  • CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

  • CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

  • CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

  • CHILOÉ – LA CRUZ DEL SUR (Chile, 2008)

The Pursuit of Happiness
2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Brigitte Grignet

PALESTINE, UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS PARADISE (2005-Ongoing)

Palestinians seek to live with dignity in a territory which has been occupied for forty years now.

  • PALESTINE, UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS PARADISE (2005-Ongoing)

    Palestinians seek to live with dignity in a territory which has been occupied for forty years now.

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Brigitte Grignet

HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

Every day we see and hear an endless number of things. It is as if someone is telling us a story to which new details are constantly being added, and that goes on infinitely, according to Brigitte Grignet. Much of what we see and hear is lost, but some things - however trivial they may be - unconsciously attract our attention. Before Grignet can analyze why she had done so, she has already instinctively tripped the shutter release. In that way she records a world that unconsciously appeals to her - perhaps because of previous personal experiences, for instance from her youth. Together these moments in Here and Now (2000-2005) make up a universe of its own, and an extremely personal story of how we can experience places and moments - a sensation that we all recognize.

  • HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

    Every day we see and hear an endless number of things. It is as if someone is telling us a story to which new details are constantly being added, and that goes on infinitely, according to Brigitte Grignet. Much of what we see and hear is lost, but some things - however trivial they may be - unconsciously attract our attention. Before Grignet can analyze why she had done so, she has already instinctively tripped the shutter release. In that way she records a world that unconsciously appeals to her - perhaps because of previous personal experiences, for instance from her youth. Together these moments in Here and Now (2000-2005) make up a universe of its own, and an extremely personal story of how we can experience places and moments - a sensation that we all recognize.

  • HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

  • HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

  • HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

  • HERE AND NOW (2000-2005)

Biography

Brigitte Grignet (Belgium, 1968) was trained in business management, but after moving to New York she began to photograph, under the tutelage of Joan Liftin and Mary Ellen Mark. Her work has appeared in Photo District News, Le Soir, De Morgen, Libération and other places. She is a recipient of the Marty Forscher Grant for Emerging Photographers and the Fotografiecircuit Vlaanderen Prijs, from the Photography Museum in Charleroi. 

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00

Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00

Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00