‘Love Songs’: Curator Simon Baker assembles intimate photograph assortment in Paris


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An exhibition about love looks like a thorough prospect in an ever-more cynical global. But Simon Baker, director of the Paris-based Maison Européenne de l. a. Photographie (MEP), tells us that curating a selection of footage that totally specific the complexity, the ache and the sheer range of the emotion was once one thing he’d lengthy been short of to do. From Nan Goldin’s unflinching perspectives of the darker aspect of infatuation, to the bold pictures of same-sex need that lead the way for next generations, we speak about the pictures on display.

Baker additionally tells us extra about his trajectory from London to Paris – with a detour via Japan – and discusses our evolving courting with our personal symbol because of the upward push and upward thrust of the selfie. 



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