Cristianne Rodrigues
Curator

Terres d’exil

Jean-François JOLY

2016

MEP, Paris

Photography that’s “realer than reality itself”: this was Lewis Hine’s intent when he used his camera as a tool to help the disadvantaged, capturing immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in the early 20th century or8-year-old children put to work in the factories and streets of New York.
An undisputed master of social documentary photography, Hine was a militant; witnessing, denouncing and helping to raise awareness were his credo.
For more than twenty years, Jean-François Joly has been asking questions about the condition of the Romani people in Europe, his work highlighting the daily tragedy suffered by these communities, victims of repeated violations of their rights. Persecuted throughout history, and now abandoned, the Romani face social invisibility and the impossibility of making themselves heard on a daily basis.
Jean-François Joly offers us a striking account of these marginalised populations, with a collection of portraits which restores all their dignity to these perpetual exiles.

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