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Paris Impasse

2011-2019

“Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within the Périphérique, Paris is the most densely populated city in Europe, with more than 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. The photographs offer a glimpse of part of Paris that usually goes unnoticed. The photographs are taken from 2011 to 2019. Most of them during an artist-in-residence period in fall 2015, thanks to the Flemish Government.

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The photobook PARIS IMPASSE by Karin Borghouts and graphic designer Jean-Michel Meyers was shortlisted for the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Award 2019 in ARLES, France.

The photography book Paris Impasse will be published in November 2020.
26 x 19 x 3 cm
304 pages, 225 photographs
Concept & photography: Karin Borghouts
Graphic design: Jean-Michel Meyers
Text FR, NL, ENG: Eric Min
Snoeck Publishers
ISBN 978-9-4616-1648-7

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LOOK AT THE VIDEO made for the Night of the Year 2020 Les rencontres de la photographie Arles.

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts

    2019

    Vincent was here

    After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her…

  • The house, archival pigment print 65 x 52 cm ©KBorghouts

    2012

    The house - Het huis

    A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all…

  • Series 'A painter's house' © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    2017

    A painter's house

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his daughters. The sisters continued to…

  • Ensorhuis, Ostend BE, 2009, ©KBorghouts

    2015-2019

    Chambres mortes

    A look into interiors of the past, which have been substantially restored or even reconstructed. These interiors are trying to…