The meme of glasses behind the head

A meme is an idea, behavior, or a style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures. 

During my street photography fun times, I shoot these men in the Champs Elysées Avenue who had a new way to wear glasses. 

The world is changing…  

Exhibition at Ekaterinbourg

Around the World in 80 Days - ВОКРУГ СВЕТА ЗА 80 ДНЕЙ

Around the World in 80 Days (on the novel by Jules Verne) is an exhibition directed by Artem Berkovich, curator in non-profit photography gallery of Mart Photography Center located at Ekaterinbourg (Russia).

On May 18TH 2017, the Around the World in 80 Days photo show represents 27 photographers from 13 countries (National Geographic and International Photography Award prize-winners among them). The photographs tell about the people, the cities, countries and continents that the characters of Jules Verne’s adventure novel visited: India, Hong Kong, Japan, Pacific Ocean, etc. The curator, Artem Berkovich, selected 8 photographies of mine for this great exhibition.

Exhibition of Mart Photography Center © Photo: Artem Berkovich, May 2017.

Exhibition of Mart Photography Center © Photo: Artem Berkovich, May 2017.

Figure of Hanuman, at Shadipur depot, Delhi.  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Sikhs from Amritsar  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Sapera from Varanasi  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Golden temple of Amritsar  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Dog and woman from Jodhpur  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Sadhu from Howrah, Kolkata  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Artist from Kathputli Colony slum, Delhi  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Sadhu from Varanasi  © Photo: Serge Bouvet

Exhibition of Mart Photography Center © Photo: Artem Berkovich, May 2017.

Thank you!

I am very honored that my work will be part of the exhibition Around the World in 80 Days at the Russian gallery of Mart Photography Center. I’m happy to share my vision of India together with National Geographic and International Photography Award prize-winners. 

Artem and the team of Mart Photography Center, thank you for this very professional event, which I feel honored to have been a part of.  

Photographies of India: Serge Bouvet
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Photographies of Mart Photography Center’s exhibition: Artem Berkovich
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Paris. May 18, 2017. I finished my corporate photographies in a consulting firm located in the district of Wagram. The cloudy sky was so low that it seemed to want to crush us.  A huge rainfall. On the Avenue des Champs Elysées, I was surprised by a fifteen-minute rain shower. No umbrella. No raincoat. I was lucky to have my camera. I took advantage of the excitement, the eagerness of passers-by to take as many photographs as possible. I took about 50 pictures. There’s something going on. There is a beginning of a cinematographic plot. To accentuate the dramatization of the rain, I used a flash to capture the strong shadows of the facial expressions. There is anxiety, fear and romantic excitement in her photos. I wish I had more time and rain to capture this little climatic outburst. To capture as many pictures as possible, I had to run. I had to move quickly.

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