Philippe Dudouit Photo Exhibition—Carhartt Store Amsterdam
- Date published
11 sept. 2007
It’s during his stay in the Abidjan Ghettos, referred to by the locals as „Gloglos“, where Dudouit got the incentive to start to document and photograph Hip Hop culture aside from the mainstream. HipHop Attitudes: Ivory Coast is the first chapter of Dudouit’s homage to the unique style of the B-Boy. Whether rich or poor, from New York or Abidjan, Dudouit’s beautiful pictures portrait people who dress, speak and breathe Hip Hop, make music or express themselves in art, simply people who represent the Hip Hop attitude. Dudouit touches the soul of the B-Boy’s uniqueness and his ability to take pictures of people in extreme situations makes his work sensibly authentic. Far away from the bling-bling of modern cities Philippe Dudouit captures peoples’ lives, the way they dress and represent Hip Hop.
Dudouit graduated from the Vevey School of Photography in Switzerland in 2000. In 2003 he won the second place in Swiss Press Photo. A year later he received the KieferHablitzel Art Award and was invited to participate in the World Press Photo Master Class in 2005.
Dudouit’s work was part of several exhibitions including:
• Swiss Press Photo 2003
• Swiss art Award 2004
• Resfest Festival Swiss Selection 2005, Zurich
• Hip Hop Film Festival 2005, Berlin
• Wordless Street Art 2005, Zurich
• International Documentary Film Festival
• Amsterdam World Press Photo Master Class exhibition
Carhartt Store Amsterdam
1016 CB Amsterdam
14th September 2007—18th October 2007
Vernissage / Opening Party:
Friday night 14th September 2007
with free drink and DJ’s!