For the Parcours Saint-Germain art event this month, Emporio Armani opening the doors of its boutique at 149 Boulevard Saint-Germain in a exhibition of unseen shots from the American Photographer, Jim Goldberg, titled Acqua #3.
In collaboration with Magnum Photos, Emporio Armani exhibit unseen photos shot by Jim Goldberg in their flagship Parisian store from October 17 until 27, as the third installment in their Acqua series of exhibitions. Giorgio Armani himself selected the American photographer and professor of art at California College of Arts and Crafts, after seeing his work presented for the first time at the international Paris Photo fair in Los Angeles in April 2013. The exhibition is part of the eleventh annual edition of the Parcours Saint-Germain which celebrates the opening of FIAC by transforming the area into a showcase of contemporary art. The photographer, who mainly shoots in black and white and has been working for over 30 years, won over Giorgio Armani with a project which focuses on the lives of Haitians and the difficulties they face in accessing a sanitary water supply. The photographs were taken in March 2013, and depict Haitians trying to rebuild their lives following the 2010 earthquake, an echo of Armani’s commitment to provide water around the world with the Acqua for Life project. Since 2011, the brand has contributed to the distribution of more than 95 million liters of drinking water in Ghana and Bolivia, and has recently collaborated with the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, a non-profit organisation founded by Sean Penn to support the Haitian population in sustainable development, a project that was accompanied by photography exhibitions Acqua #1 and Acqua #2 at the Grand Palais. Following the exhibition of work by Jim Goldberg, Giorgio Armani will open Acqua #4 which will run from November 14 until 17 at the Grand Palais, and will focus on water as an essential source of life.