Andrew Kovalev presents “Les Visages des Puces” at the Speos Gallery – 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.
Exhibition from October 29th to November 29th, 2013.
About Les Visages des Puces
The Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, located in the suburbs of Paris, is the biggest and one of the oldest flea markets in the world. It is said that the expression “flea market” itself originates from here. A conglomerate of 14 smaller markets, each with its own features and speciality, it is a part of the cultural and historical heritage of France and a place of great touristic interest. Most importantly, it is a sophisticated social organism, a vast community of people who are passionate about their very special craft.
The goal of this project is to document the look and the spirit of the place in showing its face and soul. To show the incredible diversity of its parts, which are merging together in one entity, while remaining separate worlds. This series portrays the people of The Market. Those, who live and work there, who actually create, preserve and change the place throughout the decades.
Andrew Kovalev (Speos 2012) is a photographer specialising in environmental, editorial and corporate portraits. He is currently based in Paris and works for press and corporate clients in Europe, the UK and Russia, being published in Le Monde, Le Point, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Forbes, The Sunday Times and other magazines and newspapers.