Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Gilles Caron Foundation, AOC Media and In-actua partnership
The quarrel between Georges Didi-Huberman and Enzo Traverso on AOC, based on a photograph by Gilles Caron, has not been resolved. Guillaume Blanc-Marianne, by using other documents and also by going back over Gilles Caron’s reportage on the Battle of the Bogside (August 12-14, 1969) in Northern Ireland, suggests a reliable way out, demonstrating that it is unwise to give greater credit to the text over the image.
The text of Guillaume Blanc Marianne is composed of two parts available on AOC, the photographic references echo the images above.
- Image légendée, histoire légendaire
Coda à la querelle entre Georges Didi-Huberman et Enzo Traverso (1/2)
- Image floue, histoire myope
Coda à la querelle entre Georges Didi-Huberman et Enzo Traverso (2/2)
The texts are only available in French.
PhD in contemporary art history from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, specialized in the history of photography with a dissertation offering a genealogy of the idea of “image civilization” in 1950s France. He was a LabEx CAP fellow at the Department of Prints and Photography of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2014-2015, before joining the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art as a study and research fellow (2015-2018). In parallel to his research activities, he has also taught the history of photography and image theory at various universities. He is also a curator, having notably co-curated the exhibition “Gilles Caron. Un monde imparfait”. He is also the general secretary of the French Society of Photography since 2017.