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Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, On the Edge, at La Galerie Rouge


01 Jan 2023 - 01 Apr 2023

Everything is black, except for the light cast by an oil lamp. A chiaroscuro worthy of the paintings of Georges de la Tour, bringing three childish faces into the circle of light. A physician, seen from behind, is pressing a boy’s tongue with a spoon to examine his throat.

This country doctor is not the one immortalized in by W. Eugene Smith in Colorado, but a medical practitioner from the Department of Creuse, photographed by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier (1921–2004). This image is among forty prints showcased in the exhibition On the Edge, on view at Galerie Rouge until April 1.

For more information : On the Edge


Cover photo: Les bas, 1949 © Jean-Philippe Charbonnier Estate/Courtesy La Galerie Rouge.

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Galerie Rouge
La Galerie Rouge, 3 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France

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