‘Love Songs’: Curator Simon Baker assembles intimate picture assortment in Paris

‘Love Songs’: Curator Simon Baker assembles intimate picture assortment in Paris

Issued on: 10/05/2022 – 17:15 An exhibition about love seems like a radical prospect in an ever-more cynical world. But Simon Baker, director of the Paris-based Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), tells us that curating a set of photographs that totally specific the complexity, the ache and the sheer range of the emotion was

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An exhibition about love seems like a radical prospect in an ever-more cynical world. But Simon Baker, director of the Paris-based Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), tells us that curating a set of photographs that totally specific the complexity, the ache and the sheer range of the emotion was one thing he’d lengthy been eager to do. From Nan Goldin’s unflinching views of the darker aspect of infatuation, to the daring photographs of same-sex need that paved the best way for subsequent generations, we focus on the pictures on present.

Baker additionally tells us extra about his trajectory from London to Paris – with a detour via Japan – and discusses our evolving relationship with our personal picture as a result of rise and rise of the selfie. 

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