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Fine Art in the New Media – VISUAL LANGUAGE – Maison Européenne de la Photo – Do I Have to Know French?

September 9, 2015, by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.


The phrase,”Visual Language,” may equate with the old “A picture is worth a 1000 …”  As an experiment on the power of the visual image, and its ability to transcend the limitations of language, view the the video below (be sure to view it to the end, as there are pauses between exhibits). The video is a preview of the new season of  the European House of Photography. The visual language is photography, the spoken language is French.  While you are watching the video, concentrate on the images, ignore the fact that the narration is in French.  Ask yourself, do you understand what the new exhibitions will be about? Do you understand the subject maters of the exhibitions, even if you do not know the spoken language? If you have answered “yes” to these questions, you have experienced the ability of New Media technology to make art accessible to everyone.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/131397345″>MEP 2015 Saison #3</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/mepfr”>Maison Europ&eacute;enne de la Photo</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

New exhibitions of  the European House of Photography!

“Alber Elbaz / Lanvin. Manifesto, “and photographs of Peter Reimer, exhibitions” Disorder “Caio Reisewitz,” Guatemala “by John Edward Heaton,” LIKE ME “Stéphane Gizard and” Tumultuous America “by Jean-Pierre Laffont.

This post also is a way of introducing the  European House of Photography, (MEP) which re-opens today, September 9, 2015. Located in Paris,

“The collection of the European House of Photography is representative of the international photographic creation from the 1950s to today. To date consists of approximately 20,000 works, it takes into account all the artistic processes, reporting to fashion photography through contemporary documentary practices, to the works being at the border of photography and plastic arts. Collection, it consists mainly of exhibition prints made ​​by the artist or under his/her control.”

The Website

The technology of the website makes it easy to view the exhibitions of MEP. Its user interface is simple, yet elegant – a tribute to good design and the creative use of technology to make art accessible to everyone.  There is no need for the “bells and whistles” we sometimes think are necessary for effective use of the New Media technology. And, the text on the site is easily viewed in English, as well as French.

Take a Virtual Tour 


To take a virtual tour of  Maison Européenne de la Photo, click here. In the coming months, we will profile more of the exhibitions of MEP.


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