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Open Access 'Paradis sans espoir'? Philippe Tagli's 'Photo-Graffiti' in the Parisian banlieue

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Defining as a photo-poetry, even as a photo-graffiti, the agitational work by the young poet and photographer Philippe Tagli, this study discusses how text and image can be mobilised to critique social exclusion as experienced in the Eastern suburbs of Paris. But, the article asks, can Tagli's 1998 album, Paradis sans espoir, escape the 'coffee-table book' status so easily conferred on contemporary French photo-texts?
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2006

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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