Founded in 2013 by independent curators and designers Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet, Temple ran at first as an experimental gallery space in Paris, presenting a new generation of French and international artists.
Temple is now a studio focused on curating exhibitions and designing books related to photography and mixed media, collaborating with a variety of international institutions and artists.
Recent projects include the exhibitions "The Hobbyist" at Fotomuseum Winterthur (2017) ; "Blank Paper, Stories of the Immediate Present" at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, the exhibition catalogue "Magnum Analog Recovery" (Le Bal, 2017) or the book, "Provoke" (Steidl, 2016).
Curated by Fannie Escoulen, Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas
Paris has never ceased to be an endless source of inspiration for artists, writers, directors and, of course, photographers. A place of effervescent and cosmopolitan life, continuously transformed, but also rooted in its history, Paris nourishes each person’s experiences, encouraging encounters and discoveries. Influenced by fashion, cinema, literature as well as the paroxysms of daily life, how does a new generation of photographers see the City of Light? Has there been a changing of the guard, thereby cultivating the representations of a contemporary Paris through other means? The exhibit "Photographier Paris" attempts to draw a new face on a living and pluralist city, through the perspectives of sixteen artists from all walks of life. In a variety of ways, they have become attached to the City or its borders, in a quirky, unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary manner. All work with this bountiful subject that is represented through the city’s inhabitants, architecture, events and urban aspect. All strive to create an original perspective, humorous or serious, melancholic or colorful, chaotic or silent. From documentary to the intimate, from personal fiction to small insignificants moments from reality, they surpass the anecdotal in order to reveal a new mosaic, an imaginary cartography of a Paris with multiple languages.
With works of Ola Rindal, Yusuf Sevinçli, Stephan Keppel, Paulien Oltheten, Lucile Boiron, Laurent Chardon, Peter Tillessen, Sandra Rocha, Geoffroy Mathieu, Louis Matton, Safouane Ben Slama, Quentin De Briey, Laurent Kronental, Ye Rin Mok, Maxime Verret