Paris d’Amour is a portrait of Paris and the diversity of its population revolving around a common theme: love and its social manifestation: the wedding.
It mirrors unions of individuals from every cultural, religious, and social background, all of them celebrated in the capital. Paris d’Amour presents a gallery of portraits of men and women, bringing out their common dream of love, and its corollary, tolerance. The diversity of the couples reflects the exceptional cohabitation of cultures, which contributes to the richness of Paris.
From one town hall to another, the weddings are hymns to love, the joyful, moving thread that runs through the city observed in its people and their desire to celebrate. Combining pleasure and emotion, aesthetics and meaning, Paris d’Amour underlines the democratic values of secularism and of “living together” that structure Parisian identity. The exhibition features 102 photos taken at various stages of 70 civil or religious weddings and domestic partnership (“pacs”) ceremonies. Images of bachelor and bachelorette parties are displayed alongside bridal preparations at home and henna rituals, key moments of civil and religious ceremonies, moments of solitude and dancing at receptions.
All the stages of this reporting have been accompanied by sound recordings and interviews to showcase the personal story of the newlyweds: their first meeting, their dreams, the formal marriage proposal rooted in the tradition of their own community.
The exhibition is composed of 102 framed photos :
7 photos : 113 x 153 cm
26 photos : 70x100 cm
69 photos : 50x70 cm
1 film (13 min, subtitle in English)
1 audio mix (possible to broadcast in the exhibition)
5 boxes total
Length : 173 cm
Width : 60 cm
Height : 133
Weight of the box empty : roughly 60 kg
Length : 120 cm
Width : 84 cm
Height : 94 cm
Weight of the box empty : 35 kg
Length : 109 cm
Width : 62 cm
Height : 92 cm
Weight of each box empty : 32 kg
Contact for arrangements
Around 300 sq m² are necessary to exhibit the full exhibition