The World before our Eyes

Cycle of exhibitions devoted to the representation of violence

Perpignan ·

19.01.23 → 30.07.23

With Alizé le Maoult – What their eyes have seen…
Giles Duley – Legacy of War
Alexandra Boulat – Shards of War
Jean-François Leroy – Meeting
Agnès Sajaloli – Reading


Alizé Le Maoult
What their eyes have seen…
To show. Bear witness. Denouncing injustices and violations of human rights, explaining what is happening on the ground, questioning… This is the objective of war reporters. They exercise the most perilous job of journalist because they have to be at the heart of the action, at the cost of their freedom or even their life. “If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,” said Robert Capa, the legendary figure of reporters.

Giles Duley
Legacy of war
Kintsugi is a Japanese process consisting of repairing broken ceramics with gold lacquer.
Kin = Golden
Tsugi = Join
This is a beautiful Zen concept which means that when a precious bowl or dish is damaged, we should not try to make the repair invisible like we do in the West, but when the ceramic is re-assembled , the cracks are highlighted as beautiful and strong. The precious veins of gold running through the bowl are there to emphasize that breaks are part of history and should be remembered and revered.

Alexandra Boulat
Shards of War
Alexandra Boulat was born in Paris on May 2, 1962. She began by studying graphic art and art history at the Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1989, after 10 years of painting, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her father, Pierre Boulat, photographer for Life Magazine for 25 years, and became a photojournalist. Until 2000 she was represented by the Sipa Press agency. In 2001, she co-founded the agency VII. Her news or magazine reports have been published in the biggest international press magazines, and mainly by National Geographic Magazine, Time and Paris Match. She has received numerous awards for the quality of her work.

Photo credits

© Alexandra Boulat


Centre International du Photojournalisme
Couvent des Minimes
24 rue François Rabelais
66000 Perpignan

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