Visage(s) d’Europe

Visage(s) d’Europe

January - April 2020 @ AF Manchester

For many years, French photographer Pascal Dosset travelled around Europe and took candid photos of faces and places, showing the very many different cultures coexisting on our continent. This exhibition presents 50 of those photos.

About the project

  • Singularities

From Reykjavik to Nicosia, each region or country has many individual characteristics. Whether expressed in physical features, a way of dressing, local lore or some other sociological manifestation, these divergences are the touches of colour that make the European continent so unique.

  • Elements of unity

To avoid a tourist-guide approach, Pascal Dosset has also presented universal images. In this way, with photos such as the lovers in Zagreb and Madrid, children playing in Vaduz and in Riga, and the affectionate Finnish grandfather, the work seeks to prove that human feelings criss-cross the continent south and north, irrespective of administrative and geographic borders.

  • Ten years’ journeys

This project is the fruit of 55 trips taken between 2001 and 2011, spanning 226,000 kilometres, in 23 boats, 88 planes, 143 coaches and 282 trains, with 68 nights sleeping under the stars and 359 days spent outside France.