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Place de la Concorde, Paris

Joy Gregory (1959 - )

Digital photographic print (Lambda print)


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  • About the work

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