Françoise HUGUIER, winner of the Prix de la Photographie 2011 Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, was first a passionate traveller. She falls in love with Africa, which she learnt to cut across. Then she produced “Sur les traces de l’Afrique fantôme” (On Michel Leiris’ footsteps), a series which was published in 1990 at Editions Maeght.  
 
From 2001, she began to live in St Petersburg for long periods of time during which she explores the living in collective flats. The results of this work appeared at Acte Sud that year as a book titled “Kimmounalki”. She has been granted an allocation from the CNC (Centre national de la cinématographie) to make an indoor movie about this experience in one of these flats. The film is called “Kommounalka”, produced by Les Films d’Ici.
 
In 2004,  Françoise HUGUIER returns on her childhood footsteps in Cambodia, where she was hostage of the Viêt Minh at the at the age of 8. Her book “J’avais huit ans” (I was 8 years old), published in 2005 at Actes Sud, tells this true story. The photos of this journey back are exposed the same year in Arles (Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles)
 
This contemporary exhibition organised by Alliance Française de Singapour  and supported by the Institut français Singapour – “Verticalité / Horizontalité – Intérieur / Exterieur” features around 40 pieces of photography taken in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and  France  (Choisy) . Alliance Française de Singapour will be one of the stops for this travelling exhibition which will be shown through Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
 
Verticalité / Horizontalité – Intérieur / Extérieur
Date: 16 September – 5 October 2013
Mon to Fri, 11 am to 7pm
Sat, 11 am to 5pm
Sun and PH closed.
Venue: Societé Générale Gallery, Alliance Française de Singapour
 
Round-Table: Portraits, Between Reality and Fiction   
Date: Friday 13 September 2013 at 7pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Alliance Française de Singapour
 
Admission is free. More details on www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg 
 
Workshop at Lasalle College of the Arts
Date: Monday 16 September 2013 at 7pm
Venue: Room F201, Block F, Lasalle College of the Arts