GoEun Museum of Photography International Exchange Exhibition

The Map is not the Territory

Ed Alcock, Guillaume Binet, Julien Pebrel, Pierre Hybre, Stéphane Lagoutte, Alain Keler

2022-01-08 - 2022-04-17



Greeting the New Year, 2022, GoEun Museum of Photography is hosting the exhibition titled as The Map is not the Territory, with six participants from the MYOP photo agency in France. This exhibition proposes a future oriented vision of French photography. It is a meaningful international exhibition and is being held with the cooperation of MYOP, the leading group in the expansion of modern documentary photography. I am very happy to host this international exhibition of GoEun Museum of Photography which will be a new chapter of the cultural exchange between Korea and France in photography. I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all the related organizations and staff who have supported this exhibition.

 

MYOP was founded in 2005 and is composed of 20 photographers who tackle various issues in modern society through progressive ideas and original photographic behaviors.

Each photographer’s accumulated stories through inner experience went through continuous discussion processes, and they are being actively recorded in photographic visuals.

 

The special value of photography is the recording of time and space. The subject is visualized subjectively through the new concept espoused by each photographer. The exhibition of MYOP’s The Map is not the Territory unfolds various personal records of participating photographers who describe the difference between their beliefs and reality, and the difference between the real world and the world we look at by subjective documentary photography. This exhibition will be a meaningful event for us to experience the identity of modern documentary photography.

 

In the year of the Black Tiger, please enjoy the beauty of French photography at GoEun Museum of Photography. I sincerely thank you for your continuous encouragement and support, and wish you a happy and healthy new year. 


   JaeGu LEE

Director, GoEun Museum of Photography

 
  • ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 014, Pigment Print, 2015

    ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 014, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip001, Pigment Print, 2015

    ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip001, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip076, Blue Back wallpaper, 2015

    ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip076, Blue Back wallpaper, 2015

  • ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage026, Pigment Print, 2015

    ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage026, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage027, Pigment Print, 2015

    ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage027, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso28, Pigment Print, 2008

    ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso28, Pigment Print, 2008

  • ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso35, Pigment Print, 2008

    ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso35, Pigment Print, 2008

  • ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina015, Pigment Print, 2010

    ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina015, Pigment Print, 2010

  • ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina018, Pigment Print, 2010

    ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina018, Pigment Print, 2010

  • © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_01, Pigment Print, 2015

    © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_01, Pigment Print, 2015

  • © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_02, Pigment Print, 2015

    © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_02, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 006, Pigment Print, 2015

    ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 006, Pigment Print, 2015

  • ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 014, Pigment Print, 2015
  • ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip001, Pigment Print, 2015
  • ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip076, Blue Back wallpaper, 2015
  • ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage026, Pigment Print, 2015
  • ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage027, Pigment Print, 2015
  • ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso28, Pigment Print, 2008
  • ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso35, Pigment Print, 2008
  • ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina015, Pigment Print, 2010
  • ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina018, Pigment Print, 2010
  • © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_01, Pigment Print, 2015
  • © Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_02, Pigment Print, 2015
  • ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 006, Pigment Print, 2015

MYOP

 

MYOP brings together a group of twenty authors who confront their visions of contemporary photography and their questions about today's world through the stories they tell.

Since the creation of the agency in 2005, the notion of resistance is regularly at the center of discussion; it is affirmed by the defense of a documentary photography with an assumed subjectivity.

The name of the agency is an homage to Paul Éluard's poem " My eyes, patient objects / forever open / on the open seas / where I drowned myself ( Mes Yeux, Objets Patients / étaient à jamais ouverts / sur l’étendue des mers / où je me noyais)"


Ed Alcock

Ed Alcock explores personal mythologies. He has published Hobbledehoy with an original story by Emmanuel Carrère. His projects have been exhibited in France (Rencontres d'Arles, Gallery du Chateau dEau, Portrait(s) Vichy etc) and internationally (Photo London, Lentos Kunstmuseum (Austria), Monat der Fotographie (Germany) etc).

 

Guillaume Binet

A graduate of the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Guillaume Binet founded the MYOP agency in 2005 and the La Petite Poule Noire gallery in 2010. He was awarded two PoYi prizes in 2012. In 2016, he published L'Amérique des écrivains. The book was awarded the Grand Prix des lectrices of Elle Magazine.

 

Pierre Hybre

Pierre Hybre develops a form of documentary photography that is linked to the notion of territory. He focuses on the human in a subjective approach to reality. It is by experimenting with publishing that he gives substance to his work. He has been a member of the MYOP agency since 2009.

 

Alain Keler

Winner of the W. Eugène Smith Award, a World Press Photo, the Grand Prix Paris Match and the 3P Foundation award, Alain Keler has been a member of the MYOP agency since 2008. The Visa pour l'Image festival devoted a major retrospective to him in 2019. The monograph Diary of a photographer was published in 2018.

 

Julien Pebrel

Working between Tbilisi and Paris, Julien Pebrel joined the MYOP agency in 2011, and was co-director from 2016 to 2019. He has been awarded the Scam grant and in 2020 he received the CNAP documentary grant for his ongoing project in Georgia.

 

Stéphane Lagoutte

Adapting his photographic treatment to his subjects, Stéphane Lagoutte has exhibited his work both at Visa pour l'Image since 2002 and at the Rencontres d'Arles since 2006. Since 2011 and with the support of the CNAP, he is documenting Lebanon. Stéphane joined the MYOP agency in 2009, and became its director in 2016.