Lou Stoppard in conversation with Lauren Collins at The American Library, Paris

Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography brings together the celebrated writing of Annie Ernaux, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, with photographs from Maison Européenne de la Photographie’s collection. To celebrate the launch of the book and exhibition of the same name at Maison Européenne de la Photographie, ⁠Lou Stoppard will be in conversation with writer and journalist Lauren Collins about Exteriors and the dynamic interplays between writing and seeing.

Free to attend. RSVP here

Tuesday 30 April
19:30 - 20:30 CEST 

The American Library in Paris
10, Rue du Général Camou
75007 Paris

About Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography

Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography celebrates the close relationship between photography and the writing of Annie Ernaux, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022, through texts from her book Exteriors (Journal du dehors), 1993, and photographs from the Maison Européenne de la Photographie collection.

Taking Ernaux’s unique artistic endeavour to ‘describe reality as through the eyes of a photographer and to preserve the mystery and opacity of the lives I encountered’, Exteriors uncovers the profound ways the written and visual image can inform and inflect on one another. In doing so, it proposes a new way of thinking about literature and photography, and the ways in which shared themes – such as class, travel, social stereotypes, and individual identity within the modern urban environment – might be explored between these two forms.

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