There’s no doubt that Stéphane Coutelle’s book Shoebox Studio is a striking collection of images. Published by Damiani, Shoebox Studio features portraits of young women, all brand new to modelling, who filtered into the photographer’s small studio in Paris between 2004-2008, hoping to be discovered. Hardly speaking English, let alone French, many of the young women Coutelle encountered had yet to inhabit their newly prescribed roles of creatures of fantasy. Arresting and unflinching, this beautiful volume is an incredibly rare perspective on a population of women whose job it is to mask the very vulnerability that Coutelle uncovers.
Stéphane Coutelle: Shoebox Studio
Michael Wolf’s weighted depictions of globalisation and growth come into question in Life in Cities, another exhibition at the 2017 Rencontres d’Arles.
Art Everywhere. UK Wide Billboard and Poster-site Exhibition
Back for its second year after popular success in 2014, Art Everywhere is a large scale project to get work on display around the UK using poster sites as places to see amazing art.