This exhibition draws on the form and function of the fairground photographic shooting gallery.
If the punter’s bullet hit the centre of the target, it triggered a camera. Instead of winning a balloon or toy, the participant would win a snapshot of themselves in the act of shooting.
This exhibition traces the history of this fascinating side-show – from its popular use at fairgrounds to how it fascinated many artists and intellectuals in its heyday, including Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Man Ray and Lee Miller.
At the end of the exhibition, visitors (18+ years) have the opportunity to take their own portraits in a photographic shooting gallery.
Exhibition curated by Clément Chéroux and co-produced by the Rencontres d’Arles and the Museum Für Photographie, Braunschweig.