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Photoquai @ Quai Branly

Mira Kamdar writing for VINGT Paris

Iranian Photog QBUntil November 22, strollers along the banks of the Seine can take in an additional pleasure: the stunning work of 50 contemporary photographers exhibited outside the Quai Branly.

This exhibition is the second part of the museum's photography exhibitions, biennale Photoquai. 

The photographers hail from the six different geographic zones featured in this museum dedicated to bringing the non-Western world to Paris.  

The outdoor exhibition is free and open to the public. Inside, Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, co-founder of the Silk Road Gallery in Teheran, curates an exhibition dedicated to Iran. An additional exhibition of photographs from the Quai Branly’s permanent collection is on view at the Pavillon des Sessions, a branch of the museum at the Louvre. 

A series of events, including lectures, film screenings and conversations with the photographers will be held on Fridays.  On October 30, for example, there will be two screenings of Little Zizou, the debut film of Indian screen writer and photographer Sooni Taraporevala, who wrote the screenplays for Mira Nair’s "Salaam Bombay!" and "The Namesake". Like her zany yet profoundly moving film, Ms. Taraporevala’s photographs, on view on the Quai Branly, are a hauntingly beautiful tribute to India’s Parsis, a community that is, through attrition, dwindling away. 

From 22nd September until 22nd November

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