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Images voyageuses : photographie amateur brésilienne dans la collection de la Société française de photographie

Abstract : The Brazilian photography collection of the Société française de photographie (SFP) consists of 150 photographs, produced between 1940 and 1950 by amateur photographers, formally associated with photo clubs in Brazil. Beyond aesthetic, geographical and institutional affiliations, these images can be divided into two different groups: those sent for participation in the International Salon of Photographic Art in 1951 and those exhibited in February 1960, as part of an exhibition on Brazilian photography, organized at Galerie Montalembert, supported by the SFP. The investigation around the Brazilian collection will involve the articulation of the different analytical paths. The first one corresponds to the process of creating and articulating the first photoclubs in the country, including the organization of the first national fair and the creation of a network between different entities. Concerning the notion of amateur photographer as a reference, the starting point is the "devout" and "deviant" duo proposed by Pierre Bourdieu. The second route addresses the question of the international vocation, a characteristic dear to the first institutions of this type and which remained a fundamental element in the middle of the 20th century. The main public event in the world of amateur photographic art is the fairs. The principles that link different groups of amateur photographers are reflected in the organization of these events based on exchange, thanks to an intense circulation of images, but also by ephemeral recognition. For the third chapter, the scale of the analysis is modified, moving from large events with hundreds of exhibitors to reading images from the specific collection. This is the moment when it will be possible to highlight the main products of the circulation and appropriation process involved in the insertion of amateur photographic art into the world. The fourth chapter focuses mainly on the analysis of the production of the photographers present in the two series (1951 and 1960). The intention is to identify changes and permanencies, seeking to link them to other aspects that have influenced production during this period.
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Lucas Mendes Menezes. Images voyageuses : photographie amateur brésilienne dans la collection de la Société française de photographie. Histoire. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I; Universidade federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro, Brésil), 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019PA01H080⟩. ⟨tel-02900540⟩

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