FRANÇOIS CADOUX Morocco La Vie 4th September 2009, 6:00 p.m.
The Lift Modern Arts Gallery welcomes to
Vernissage of Francois Cadoux’s “Morocco La Vie” Photography exhibition will be held on 4th September 2009, 6:00 p.m.
You may see traditional Moroccan handicrafts and try Moroccan cuisine at the exhibition!
French language and culture teacher
Born in 1949 in France, linked to Sabaudia and Alps through ancestry, FRANÇOIS CADOUX has been a teacher of the French language and culture at a number of schools and countries – in Grenoble, France, Warsaw, Poland, Casablanca and Marrakesh, Morocco . He has taught secondary school and university students. He trained young teachers of the French language, arranged for and managed activities of theatrical and journalists’ groups. He was an actor himself as well as publishing his own articles and photographs.
In 1994 – 2002, while working in Warsaw, he was discovering Poland with passion, the country’s history and culture, got to know people, made true friends that he still keeps in touch with today. It was also in Poland where he discovered his photographic passion – he started publishing and organizing his photographic exhibitions in Zawiercie, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Łódź, Białystok, Warsaw and its neighbourhood (at the Facility for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Laski, the Literature Museum in Stawisko in Podkowa Leśna ). At the conclusion of his eight-year stay in Poland, he had an interesting exhibition about the Warsaw’s Prague district.
Since 2002, he has been living and working in Morocco, initially in Casablanca, then in Marrakesh. He, his wife Zineb and their daughter Rim learn and take photographs that evidence the beauty of ancient architecture of Arab towns (medina quarters), Berber mountain shepherds’ hardships, pride and dignity of poor dwellers of small villages. When travelling across Morocco on a number of occasions, he frequently experienced hospitality which, in spite of cultural differences, was reminiscent of Polish cordiality. This is how the idea emerged of meeting through photographs two peoples that may be distant in geographical and cultural terms yet close in relations with others.