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Paris Impasse

2011-2019

“Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. And that is without counting the hundreds of cités, villas and squares. 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 freeze time, but reality is constantly changing and I hope – with Eugène Atget (1857-1927) in mind, the man who was famous for his photographs of Paris street life and architecture at the time – to have fixed something that will be meaningful for the future” (KB, March 2019). The photographs are taken from 2011 to 2018. Most of them during an artist-in-residence period in fall 2015, thanks to the Flemish Government.
The photobook PARIS IMPASSE by Karin Borghouts was shortlisted for the LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY AWARD 2019 in ARLES, France. Book design by Jean-Michel Meyers, digitally printed by Stockmans, Belgium.
The book (not published yet) was exhibited together with the 17 other nominees during Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles in July and August 2019. The publication is planned for the autumn of 2020.

  • Auvers sur Oise Kerk copyright 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 ©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…