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Philippe Chancel


“I will step out at twilight from the top of the stairs that lay Paris at your feet and amble down to Pigalle, my nocturnal world, where the night turns its face to the artificial light.” Le Pigalle asked a small group of talented artists to share their vision of our neighbourhood. From virtuous Montmartre to licentious Pigalle, photographer Philippe Chancel leaves the clichés behind in the search for the soul of Paris, whose streets he knows like the back of his hand. Through the lens of his Hasselblad, the same make of camera they took to the moon, he reveals a different face of Paris.
The same camera that he used to produce his aptly titled series, “Vice & vertu and Vice&Versa”, for Le Pigalle.
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Radio Pigalle

Pigalle is also a soundscape

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  • Monsieur Madame - Cha Cha Guitri
  • I'm a Victim of This Song - PIPILOTTI RIST
  • Auditorium - Mos Def
  • Onde Anda meu Amor - Orlandivo
  • Mysterons - Portishead
  • Across Your Life - Oriental Sunshine
  • Don't Turn Me Away - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Do You Feel It? - Joe Cuba Sextet
  • Cumbia del Monte - Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros
  • C'est normal - Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
  • Twice the First time - Saul Williams
  • Don't it drive you crazy? - The Pointed Sisters
  • Venus in Fur - The Velvet Undergroud & Nico
  • Baltimore - Nina Simone
  • Shere Kahn - Nino Nardini
  • Qui Coulè Mamman ou - Marius Cultier
  • Billy Jack - Curtis Mayfield
  • Can you feel it - Electric Six
  • Brother where are you - Oscar Brown Jr.
  • Main Aim - Cella Dwellas
  • Il Pleut - Brigitte Fontaine
  • Tried by 12 - East Flatbush Project
  • Comme un boomerang - Serge Gainsbourg
  • Imidiwan ma tennam - Tinariwen