Claude Dityvonクロード・ディティヴォン

May 1968 : Reality dreamed

NTT WEST Sanjyo Collaboration Plaza
10:00 – 19:00|Closed day: None

* The door is closed 30 minutes before.

Admission Free

9 mai, boulevard Saint-Michel, Daniel Cohn-Bendit May 9, boulevard Saint-Michel, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Paris, France © Claude Raimond-Dityvon

11 mai, rue Gay-Lussac May 11, rue Gay-Lussac, Paris, France © Claude Raimond-Dityvon

10 mai, boulevard Saint-Michel, manifestation May 10, boulevard Saint-Michel, demonstration © Claude Raimond-Dityvon

23 mai, place Saint-Michel May 23, place Saint-Michel, Paris, France © Claude Raimond-Dityvon

Claude Dityvon (b. 1937 La Rochelle, France; d. 2008, Paris) was witness to the events of May 1968 in Paris, when Sorbonne students vented their anger at educational policies in a mass demonstration that soon escalated into a widespread citizen’s strike against the French regime of the hour. With no particular aim or allegiance to any cause, Dityvon wandered the streets at the peak of the worldwide anti-Vietnam War student movement, simply photographing as he went. His monochrome images of armed students sparked by youth and outrage attest to the light and shadows of that dark night of revolution.
Claude Dityvon
Born in the port town of La Rochelle in southwestern France, Claude Dityvon (1937–2008) was a photographer whose work dealt with many humanist themes—the poor, coal miners, sports, cinema. He was honoured with France’s most prestigious photographic award, the Prix Niépce, in 1970. This May 1968 series of images was exhibited at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum in 1988. In the same year, Le Monde ran the photographs every day for one month. Dityvon had over 200 solo shows and is considered one of the top French photographers of the 20th century.
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