Our dream is to transform an old Parisian dance hall, just minutes from Place de Clichy, into a venue for the documentary image (photography, video and film).
A place to present, compare and examine the many possible ways of addressing reality.
A place to question the issues involved in documentary creation; issues that span aesthetics and politics.
A place to debate the conditions in which documentary images are produced, published and seen.
A place to think about what a “document” really is:  part investigation, part experience, part recording and part creation.
A place to explore new visual forms that can convey reality in all its complexity.”
RAYMOND DEPARDON AND DIANE DUFOUR

The opening of LE BAL is the 18th September, 2010.
Opening weekend: 18th and 19th September, (10am – 8pm)
6 Impasse de la Défense, Paris, 18th arrondisement