ELSE #15

Chris Killip, Valeria Cherchi, Paul Mc Donough, Ruslan Varabyou, Juan Enrique Bedoya, Pan Yue, Malick Sidibé, Morvarid K, Gabriele Basilico, Sheila Zhao, Christopher Brown

Celebrating its fifteenth and last issue last autumn and faithful to its ambition to confront perspectives, ELSE delivered a kaleidoscopic vision of our multiple and colorful world. Each portfolio presented featured an original series by a photographer and their considerations of the banal and the everyday life.

Our acknowledgements to the photographers, the curators and the historians who, through their discoveries and keen eye, brought forth what could off-hand seem quirky and disparate portfolios.

Once again and for the last time, ELSE aspired to be an editorial platform that dissects the world, an echo to the obsessions and hatred of our times. ELSE never hesitated to share with its readers the violence of men, the propaganda, the failure of political utopia and the manipulation of images. Nor does it ever refrain from displaying its beauty, its sometimes strange encounters, and the smiles of that and those contributing to its progress.

As we were saying: portfolios as a reflection of reality.

ELSE #15 - November 2018

The Review For The Other Photography

A trilingual review launched in 2011 by the Musée de l’Elysée, ELSE explores photography in all of its diversity and questions the new and changing ways in which we gaze at images. In each issue, ELSE features original portfolios and shows the many facets of emerging photography.

A collector’s item with radical design and authentic curatorial platform supported by international photography specialists, the review emphasizes discoveries. Brief and efficient texts supplement the portfolios and allow images to fully express themselves, while a central portfolio dedicated to the Museum’s Collections provides some historical background to these contemporary series.

Its biannual release matches two major events marking the international photography calendar: the Rencontres d’Arles in July, and Paris Photo in November.

Editorial board

Scince 2015, ELSE is under the direction of Tatyana Franck. As a participative platform, ELSE has an editorial committee composed of:

For Europe
Martin Parr et Erik Kessels

For Africa and Oceania
Jean-Hubert Martin

For Asia
Claude Hudelot

For North America
Joshua Chuang

For South America
Alexis Fabry

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Published by the Musée de l’Elysée
Made by Marie Lusa Studio
Publication biannuelle
Bi-annual, June/November  
23.5 X 32.5 cm, Singer sewn binding
Trilingual: French – English - German

Printing: 2,000 copies
Price: CHF 18/€18
ISSN: 2235-0438


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