Documenting Paris
Retramp Gallery, Berlin
Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Group exhibition and multiple publication launch held at the Retramp Gallery in Berlin of Paris based work by Marc Vallée, BadYear85, Thomas Von Wittich and Émilie Désir. 

Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer. Self-published zines and photobooks held in the collections of Tate Britain, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Museum of London, Martin Parr Foundation and Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP). Prints held in public and private collections including Museum of London.

Marc showcased Down and Up in Paris which follows a lone graffiti writer painting the city over one night. Marc presented large DIY paper prints from the zine in the group exhibition.

BadYear85 is a Paris-based photographer and co-founder of the independent publishing house « Editions Nuit Noire ».

B.Y.85 showcased a handmade zine « Ici c’est Paris ! » which brought together a collection of black & white photographs of the French capital. Through the publication we see his daily life on the streets of the city which testifies to a unique singular atmosphere that is Paris. B.Y.85 also presented a selection of images in the group exhibition.

Thomas Von Wittich is a German reportage photographer currently based in Paris whose work is focused on documenting the urban art scene of the city.  He is best know for his Berlin Kidz series Adrenaline that documented the ‘infamous, fearless, even crazy’ Berlin graffiti crew.

Thomas showcased his new zine of unpublished pictures of the Paris graffiti and train surfing scene. Thomas also presented a selection of the images in the group exhibition.

Émilie Désir is a Paris-based photographer who is currently focused on documenting the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests in Paris. Her recent publications include Genesis Lacrima published by « Editions Nuit Noire » and the self-published Marbre, 322.1.

Émilie showcased her new publication « Phénix » on the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests. Émilie also presented a selection of the images in the group exhibition.

All images © Marc Vallée. All rights reserved.