November 8th to 10th, 2019
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SOLO SHOW SAMUEL CUETO
FROM 8th TO 10th NOVEMBER 2019
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Samuel Cueto is a Spanish-Algerian artist born in 1977.
After having learned the ropes in the world of free fight and hip hop with the band 2 Trépides, Samuel Cueto gradually switched to film photography on the photographer Armen Djerrahian advice "When you take digital photos you make pictures, when you make film, you take pictures."
Street portrait artist, Samuel Cueto has concentrated his work on the soial outcast, the invisible who live far from city centers. Originally from the working-class area of this "forgotten" France, the photographer logically pays tribute to his fellows, of whom no one seems to care anymore.
Samuel Cueto reflects himself through portraits he takes of people with apparently chaotic journeys: damaged but authentic beings, who exert a magnetic beauty on the spectator. While many photographers have tried to capture the world of ghettos and suburbs without succeeding in going beyond the exoticism of safari photography, Samuel Cueto is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and showing the dirty and grimy backside of our society. The photographer crystallizes with his camera our most current issues: acceptance of the other in his difference, his experience, and his origins.
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