Catherine and André Hug Gallery was founded in Paris in 2000. Located in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, artistic and historic district Catherine and André Hug Gallery chose photography to explore the mode of expression of this medium, through the classic documentary style photographers or fictional form that allows the medium, but especially for his questioning of reality , its narrative potential or exploration of the dream that inhabits man. For the past years, among many exhibitions, the gallery presented the documentary work of the famous American photographer Susan Meiselas (Prince Street Girls, 1976 , Crossings Over the US-Mexican Border ” 1989),Raymond Depardon’ Manhattan first time in the 80′,the progressive project “Datazone” from Philippe Chancel , the fictions from the Canadian Kourtney Roy, and the unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique from Joni Sternbach or the latest Californian photographs by Mona Kuhn.
The gallery is developing photographic program, comparing more historical series to the most contemporary expressions. Discoveries and rediscoveries allow to question time and reality, two foundations of photography.
Galerie Hug is very pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Paris of Joni Sternbach’s critically acclaimed series, Surfland.
Her ongoing project is comprised of contemporary tintype portraits of surfers created using the historic wet-plate collodion process. The photographs are a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Using this instantaneous process, Sternbach creates one-of-a-kind artworks that are imbued with a feeling of ambiguity, timelessness and mystery.