Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is associate professor in English at the University of Paris Diderot, and CNRS researcher at the Maison Française d’Oxford (2017-2018). He is a translator with Atlas Press, founder member of the Ouphopo (Ouvroir de Photographie Potentielle, or Workshop for Potential Photography), whose review L’Ouphopo he has edited since 1995, and was the editor of the Alfred Jarry Society Review L’Étoile-Absinthe from 1996 to 2005. He was, briefly, a photojournalist and a puppeteer. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN FRENCH
"Perle noire. Le photobook littéraire, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016.Soleil noir.Photographie et littérature, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2008.Je Hais les photographes: textes clés d’une polémique de l’image, Anabet, Paris, 2006.SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH
"Rock Photography. Cover Art from The Beatles to Post-Punk, Ouphopo, Paris, 2011 [Editor].Marcel Duchamp, Étant donnés. Manual of Instructions, Philadelphia Museum of Art / Yale University Press, Philadelphia, 2009 [Translator].Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor, A Marriage in Check. The Heart of the Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelor, even, Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, 2007. [Translator. Autobiography by Duchamp’s first wife.].Collected Works of Alfred Jarry, 2 Vols,Atlas Press, London, 2001, 2007. [Co-editor, translator.]EXHIBITIONS (SOLO)
1992: “Thatcherism” (Sorbonne; W.H.Smith; Nouveau Quartier Latin). 2003: “Messalina”, (À Plus d’un Titre, Lyons; University of Rheims (2001)).2008: “Mademoiselle de Phocas”, Bookartbookshop, Hoxton, London.2012: “In the Woods with Mademoiselle de Phocas” (Maison du Canal, Paris).2012: “Trees and Tangled Banks” (University of Rennes 2; NYU Paris; Grestain Abbey).2018: "“Insect Tarot and the Ouphopo” (Maison Française, Oxford).
EXHIBITIONS (GROUP)
1995: “Jean-Pierre Brisset” (La Ferté Macé).1997: “Ouphopo et ses amis” (Théâtre 13, Paris). 1999: “Ou-X-Po” (Centre Pompidou, Paris). 1999: “OuPhoPo” (Villa Douce, Rheims). 2000: “Le Collège à la Collégiale” (Chartres).2000: “Ubu in England” (Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London). 2001: “Bibliomania” (travelling exhibition). 2005: “Ou-X-Po 2” (Centre d’animation Vercingétorix, Paris). 2007: “Paris-Photo Off: Révélation” (MAS, Paris). 2010: ““Pinhole Event Paris/Still in Motion/London Photography Festival” (Cartonnerie).2010: “Summer Exhibition” (Flat Art Gallery).2011: “The Illusion of Art” (Courtyard Theatre Hoxton, London).2012: “What Is To Be Done?” (Bookartbookshop, London).2013:  “Photobooks” (Bibliothèque Grands Moulin/ Paris Diderot University).2014: “Ennéagone” (Maison du Canal).2014: “Oulipo” (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal).2018: “Patataces” (Galerie Satellite, Paris). 
PHOTOJOURNALISM
1990-92: Illustration for Cosmos Picture Agency: Paris; The Sologne (rearing animals).1990-92: French Doctors in the Bronx; Algeria between elections; Hospital waste; Body-piercing; Fifties culture.1990-92: Internships with The Guardian and Index on Censorship.1990-92: Stills photographer for La Momie, directed by Laury Granier (Andreï Tarkovski Prize 1996), with Philippe Léotard, Carolyn Carlson and Jean Rouch.
PUPPET SHOWS (New Model Theatre) 1994-00: Jarry’s Ubu Roi, Ramsgate Festival (May 1994, May 1995); French Institute, London (10 December 1996); Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (October 2000).1997-00: Jarry’s Caesar-Antichrist, Eastbourne Festival (25 October 1997); Preetz Festival, Germany (September 1998); Portsmouth University (October 2000).1995-98: Rodenbach’s Bruges-la-Morte, École Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm (March 1995); Ramsgate Festival (May 1995); Théâtre 13/Centre Daviel, Paris (October 1997); Eastbourne Festival (October 1997); Preetz Festival, Germany (September 1998).
PUPPET SHOWS (String)
2003: Franc-Nohain’s Vive la France !, Fondation Boris Vian, Paris (March 2003).
Contact: paul.edwards@paris-univ-diderot.fr, www.phlit.org, www.ouphopo.org, www.photointhebook.org

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