Pablo Bartholomew, Inde
Born in 1955, Pablo Bartholomew was greatly influenced by his father Richard Bartholomew, art critic and a photographer himself.
A freelance photographer, Pablo Bartholomew lives and works in New Delhi. He divides his time between practising photography, educational workshops on photography and managing a company specialised in handling photographic databases and archival systems.
Indians in France, an intercultural dialogue
On a "residence" of several months in France, Pablo Bartholomew imagined himself in the place of an Indian in Paris and Strasbourg ... The photographs taken during this sociological, human and artistic field trip tell of his encounters, and provide the keys to a community that is as discreet as it is flamboyant.
Pablo Bartholomew has been pursuing this personal mission for several years through a variety of trips, in particular to the United States. With the project carried out with the assistance of the museum, he has been able to extend this work to France. His particular family situation and his career as a photojournalist provide ample opportunities for contact with the immigrant Indian communities in Europe, but also endow him with a degree of distance from the notion of identity and inheritance, which he employs with irony.
Wayne Liu, Taiwan
Born in 1979, Wayne Liu spent the first five years of his life in Taiwan before emigrating to the United States. For ten years, he has been using photography as a medium capable of documenting the permeability between the facts and memories of his childhood. He currently lives and works in New York. Wayne Liu's work is rooted in his personal history of Chinese immigrants in the United States.
He has spent several years following in the footsteps of his childhood, spent in Taiwan from 1979 to 1984. These memories, smells, visions and impressions define an inner landscape that he evokes as "ruins in reverse," a phrase that he also applies to contemporary China.
This is Belgrade, Serbia
For the musée du quai Branly, and his first trip to Europe, Wayne Liu chose to take photographs in Belgrade (Serbia), which he identified as the city where the first Chinese communities in Europe were established. His project focuses entirely on the Chinese market of "Block 70". Finding himself totally lost in this Chinese market, he attempts to map his lack of landmarks. He observes the lighting, the light of the market and the flow of visitors by photographing the market's customers as they pass by.