Room 19 until 7 January 2018
“There are days when nothing seems to go right, in photography as in politics. We want to do well, we try hard, and the result is deplorable, thwarting all calculations. It seems incomprehensible, and soon one blames it on bad luck, rather than one’s own blunder, which is often the real culprit.”
E. Aillaud, “Les petites misères du photographe”, Le Petit photographe, October 1901
The theme of this exhibition owes much to the work of Clément Chéroux, curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, particularly in Fautographies (2003).
Marie Robert, curator of photography, Musée d’Orsay
To see the selection of photographs currently on display in this gallery, please click here