Some serious photography


The well recognizable works of Raphaël Dallaporta were displayed at the Alliance éthio-française in the exhibition of entitled “Observation” on Thursday 12th of December. The photographer that is well known for his engaging projects, presented a compilation of recent photography projects such as “Antipersonnel”, Domestic Slavery”, “Fragile” and “Ruins”.
Through his photographs he addresses the issues of human rights as well as symbolic subjects such as the fragility of life.
In his project “Ruins”, he worked with a team of archeologists from Afghanistan where he took a bird’s eye view of conflict sites using a special camera. That particular work was presented to the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award.
For “Domestic Slavery” features cold and stark photographs of ordinary-looking buildings in and around Paris, France. The photographs of the buildings are accompanied by texts telling different stories of abuse and cruelty showing clearly that behind the face of the ordinary can lie a discomforting reality. It is said that by putting “neutral” images side by side with texts on human violence, he triggers awareness of contemporary situations that often pass unnoticed.
Born in France in 1980, Raphaël Dallaporta is tagged as one of the best documentary photographers.
His unique work includes: Protocol at Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, in 2010, Foam Amsterdam in 2011 and Niepce museum Chalon-sur-Saône in 2012. He is the winner of  the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award in 2010 and of the 2011 Foam Paul Huf Award.