My Britain

September 5 - October 31 2015

Presentation

The work of the British photographer Homer Sykes (born in 1949) remains largely unknown in France. It was at the beginning of the 1970s that this Canadian-born photographer became a photojournalist. He freelanced for various magazines and newspapers, such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time and Newsweek, covering conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. It wasn’t long however before Homer Sykes began to take an interest in his own country, in particular its typical customs and traditions. After the 2014 summer exhibition at the Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau in Gentilly, Les Douches la Galerie goes back over the 70’s and 80’s, two decades during which he was at the centre of everyday life, observing both the country’s folklore and transformations, as the United Kingdom traversed a period of crisis, its society racked by doubt and seeking to reinvent itself through a new pop-rock culture.

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