Place de la Concorde, Paris

Joy Gregory (1959 - )

Digital photographic print (Lambda print)

2001

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall

    This is one of six photographs by Joy Gregory from her series, 'Cinderella Tours Europe'. Re-inventing the fairy tale, a pair of golden shoes is photographed in front of familiar landmarks in Geneva, Lisbon, Venice, Versailles, Paris and London. In each image, Gregory explores the idea that Cinderella is transformed into a Caribbean citizen who yearns to travel to a romanticised Europe.

    Gregory developed this idea after interviews she made during a research trip around the Caribbean. She discovered that people had seen little of their own region but dreamed of visiting former colonial cities. Gregory's work questions ideas of national and cultural identity, travel and tourism in the light of current trends of globalisation.

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    Title
    Place de la Concorde, Paris
    Edition
    1/3
    Date
    2001
    Medium
    Digital photographic print (Lambda print)
    Dimensions
    height: 83.70 cm, width: 83.70 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, from the Organisation for Visual Arts Ltd, March 2002
    Inscription
    verso, bottom left: Cinderella Tours Europe - Place de la Concorde, Paris ; bottom right: Joy Gregory 1/3 2001
    Provenance
    Organisation for the Visual Arts, London
    GAC number
    17664