Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sergei Loier - Photoquai 2011


On the last day of Photoquai 2011, an open-air exhibit along the Seine at Quai Branly, the dreary day was brightened by the nearly 400 photo images by 46 photographers from around the world.  I met Vreni (Verenas Paris Blog and Vienna Daily Photo) and we enjoyed the afternoon strolling through this free exhibit.

The above by Sergei Loier, a 30-something Russian, was my favorite.  As I remember, his models are all children from an orphanage, and by the time he concluded his photo project, all had been adopted.

What a treat to see this eclectic photo exhibit... on the very last day!

  
Photoquai 2011
musée du quai Branly
37, quai Branly
75007 Paris

19 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe...

Pierre

Gringo said...

Interesting images Genie, I miss the exhibit opportunities of living in big cities....Have a nice weekend..

Shell Sherree said...

What a beautiful outcome from such a poignant project. I'm glad you were able to visit, Genie.

biebkriebels said...

I love photo exhibitions, this one looks very good.

brattcat said...

how wonderful!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

This photo was also one my favourites. Especially because the story behind the photos had a happy ending!

La Petite Gallery said...

Very heart warming story.
I love your header, that is an awesome photo. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Snow is headed my way.
yvonne

M said...

What an amazingly inspiring story! And what beautiful photographs! Bon weekend!

Malyss said...

Strong pictures! Glad to know about the happy ending.

helen tilston said...

What a delightful exhibition. Incredible photography
Helen xx

Amanda said...

wow, what an amazing marriage of art and life~

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Une bien belle (et bien emouvante) collection, Genie. Hope your trip was everything you expected, and more... -- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't think of a nicer way to spend the afternoon than strolling with a friend beside the river looking at such a brilliant selection of pictures. I hope you're enjoying your weekend Genie.

Alexa said...

Beautiful post: the children, the photos, the story. And so nice that you got to spend time with a blog pal. Bon weekend, Genie!

Starman said...

It's difficult to even walk down a street in Paris without coming face-to-face with some kind of exhibit.

Virginia said...

I enlarged this to see the details. Very creative work here. What was that on the floor that looks like feathers or leaves or........?
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It was a wonderful exhibit, and I believe that Paris is photo-focused in November with many festivals and exhibits.

Vreni agrees that this one was quite nice and it was one of the few that really had a comforting story. The eclectic mix of the exhibit had some wonderful photos with depressing stories.

Virginia, I think that the "matter" on the floor is pillow or mattress stuffing but I could not be certain.

Thank you for the wonderful comments.

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

These are amazing.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Fantastic - wish I were there too!