Philippe Chancel Talk

1 December 2006, 00:00

Redeye is delighted to announce the first in a series of events
taking place over winter, with venues across the north of England.
The first is in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Philippe Chancel has spent 20 years using photography to investigate
the shifting, richly complex terrain between art, documentary and
journalism. His latest project, DPRK, is a unique investigation,
involving unprecedented access, into North Korea, one of the world's
most isolated countries. The resulting exhibition, on show at Open
Eye, has been shortlisted for the prestigious £30,000 Deutsche Borse
Photography Prize. See www.philippechancel.com

'A wonderful discovery. Straight off his pictures of North Korea are
chilling, terrifying. It's not often that a photographer has given us
this kind of vision of a totalitarian state, with the sheer
disproportion showing through most of all in the scenes of everyday
life. It makes you wonder just how far a photographer can go in his
search for truth.'
Raymond Depardon, Magnum photographer and curator of Les Rencontres
d'Arles 2006

The talk will take place on 1st December at 7pm, at Open Eye Gallery,
Wood St, Liverpool L1 4AQ. Afterwards there will be a signing by
Philippe Chancel of the book 'North Korea'.

Tickets are £5 (full) or £4 (concession) from www.redeye.org.uk or
on the door.

Forthcoming events in this season will include Eamonn McCabe in
Salford, John Davies in Bradford, Peter Bobby in Manchester plus
further events in Liverpool and Bolton.

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