Photo exhibition “H” opens in Algiers

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ALGIERS- A photo exhibition featuring about 20 photographs returning to the sites of nuclear tests, conducted by the French colonizer in the great south of Algeria in the early 1960s, opened Wednesday in Algiers by French photographer and musician Gregory Dargent.

Entitled “H”, this exhibition, exploring the consequences of the shock between Tuareg and atomic fission, is organized by the Algerian Agency for Cultural Development (Aarc) at the villa Dar Abdeltif.

Made in silver, a technique that accentuates the contrast between shadow and light with a silvery radiation effect, Gregory Dargent’s photographs show the daily life of the inhabitants of Reggane (Adrar) and In Ekker (Tamanrasset) regions where life was resumed nearly sixty years after the explosions.

A first part of the pictures show the inhabitants of these regions during popular celebrations. They also immortalize slices of everyday life for children and adults in their traditional costumes.

Most models are deliberately blurred or plunged into darkness by the photographer.

Life regains its rights in the works of the photographer through popular festivals, the expression of the faces of children or a flower garden.

Born in 1977, Gregory Dargent is a guitarist and lutenist graduated from the conservatory of Strasbourg in France. He discovered a new passion for photography and published his first photo book “H” after 20 days in the great south.

The exhibition “H” will run until December 3 at villa DarAbdeltif.

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