New series

Latest book

cover_bretonnes_french_freger_charles

Ongoing Exhibitions

With Different Eyes – SK STIFTUNG, Cologne, Germany

With Different Eyes – SK STIFTUNG, Cologne, Germany

26 février 2016 - 29 mai 2016

Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur

Im Mediapark 7 50670 Köln Tel.: 0221-88895300 photographie@sk-kultur.de - 50670 Köln Allemagne

(…) Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne focuses on serial portraits that follow an artistic-documentary approach. The institution with its August Sander Archive and its central position in the field of documentary photography thus follows up on its programmatic orientation. On the one hand, the exhibition includes portraits from the institution’s own collection on the basis of the premise « A Look at the Collection » on the other hand they invited nine photographers from four continents to contribute extracts from their work. Both parts of the exhibition present an exciting approach to the genre of the portrait. Merely typological pictures alternate with narrative portraits, the static picture with the moving picture. It constantly becomes apparent how August Sander has had an international impact both methodically and in regard to content and how he has influenced portrait photography as a source of inspiration.

News

charles_freger_bretonnes_2011_2014_109

Bretonnes!

02 février 2015

Waiting for the spring! Good time to introduce the « Bretonnes » series. The book will come out in May with Thames & Hudson for its English version (Titled: Portraits in lace: Breton women) and in French with Actes Sud. Four shows will start in June in Bretagne, with the Musée des Champs Libres in Rennes, the photographic center GwinZegal in Guingamp, the Musée Bigouden in Pont l’Abbé and the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Brieuc. The series will take place in the four very different contexts of these museums where anthropology, ethnography, history, fashion and photography will connect together around the images. More soon!

charles_freger_2015_bear

2015 STAY WILD

31 décembre 2014

How busy 2014 was!

In 2015, will come out the « BRETONNES » book with Actes Sud in French, and Thames & Hudson in English (« Portraits in Lace, Breton women »), simultaneously with the four Bretonnes shows in Bretagne. This series provides a different way to deal with the background and the historic iconography attached to the subject. « Bretonnes » deals with folklorism in this part of France (which is very much alive), and on a broader perspective is focused on the iconic representation of women in the early 20th century. About the other gender, WILDER MANN will be still shown in Italy and France, including a selection of new pictures made this year in England, Ireland and Italy.
And I’m going on with two photographic series in the East (Japan) and in the West (more soon) where Wildness and theatricality still hold a big part in the stories.

New video