The Store

Mougins Center of photography, The Store
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The Mougins Center of Photography has chosen to present in its store products that distinguishes itself from the usual “souvenir shops” in museums.
The Center wishes to support artistic creation and not play the card of overconsumption by avoiding the pitfall of gadgets and by favoring the prism of design. The ambition is to address a large public, both in terms of generation and social background, offering a wide range of prices.

The store is open during the exhibition periods :

April – September : from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesdays
October – March : from 1 pm to 6 pm. Closed of Mondays and Tuesdays

Find us at 43, rue de l’église 06250 Mougins.

+33 (0)4 22 21 52 12

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @centrephotographiemougins

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Cahiers #1

« 1001 » : Isabel Muñoz
This first edition of Cahiers looks back at the inaugural exhibition of the Mougins Center of photography, devoted to the Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz and her works produced during numerous trips to Japan.

Authors: Yasmine Chemali, François Cheval, Stéphane du Mesnildot, Yuta Yagishita, Pascal Bagot, Emil Pacha Valencia.

Nb of pages: 176
Price: 29€

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Cahiers #2

« L’amour toujours : » Jenny Rova + Natasha Caruana
Photographers are not immune to emotional experience! Dedicated to the exhibition “Love, Eternally”, the second edition of Cahiers is dedicated to two female artists Jenny Rova and Natasha Caruana. Their works result from personal stories told through familiar experiences.

Authors: François Cheval, Laurence Pourchez, Jenny Rova, Natasha Caruana, Dr. Chris Hoff, Christophe Perrin, Yasmine Chemali.

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

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Cahiers #3

« La clairvoyance du hasard » : Li Lang + Yuki Onodera
With this third number, the Cahiers becomes a playground for artistic and scientific experimentations. Within the pages, relations bewteen order and chaos and the opposition between chance and derminism are examined.

Authors: François Cheval, András Páldi, Jean Daunizeau, Takayo Iida, Yasmine Chemali, Li Lang et Yuki Onodera.

Nb of pages: 176
Price: 29€

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Cahiers #4

« Every day is Saturday : portraits anglais » Tom Wood
Tom Wood or Photie Man photographs everyday life, roaming the streets of his hometown. He paints the portrait of Liverpool and its people, caught on the spot on the top deck of a bus, on the ferry, in the markets or at a nightclub. Tom Wood’s photographs are not edited, not cropped. What is available to see is there, before us. A compulsive gesture, an incisive gaze, the peril of the contact sheet that can tell a story or just as easily miss it. So, we should be as generous as the artist who gives all that he can. Without ulterior motives, Cahiers #4 mix up the gazes and undertake a collective reading of this Liverpudlian universe.

Authors: Yasmine Chemali, François Cheval, David Peace, John Peel, Alexis Tadié, Leïla Vignal.

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

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Cahiers #5

« Ce qui nous arrive ici, en plein visage » Catherine De Clippel + Marie Baronnet
A barrier stands at the border between the United States and Mexico, a sinister defensive wall known to all. It alone embodies all walls, all refusals of the other. Elsewhere, in Fon and Ewhe countries, other markers stand in the form of earth sculptures posed directly on the ground. Protuberances that separate the living from the spirits. Between Marie Baronnet’s photographs, taken at the Mexican border, and those of Catherine De Clippel, taken in West Africa, a surprising relationship emerges. Both capture what happens between that which closes and that which opens, a beyond that sparks our (very human) curiosity. We must always understand what is hidden, what is on the other side.

Authors: François Cheval, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Jérôme Esnouf

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

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Cahiers #6

The Cahiers #6 of the Mougins Center of Photography are akin to the essence of Harold Feinstein – multifaceted and manifold. They bring together a scholarly contribution that delves into the legacy of the New York Photo League, compelling writings on the Jazz Loft, the photographer’s collaborations with iconic jazz labels like Blue Note and Signal, as well as his relationship with W. Eugene Smith (Pittsburgh Project). Additionally, there is a text on Coney Island, an enduring leitmotiv of the seventh art since the early 20th century, with its amusement park and nocturnal luminosity. The Cahiers #6 also encompass Harold Feinstein’s involvement as a GI in the Korean War, allowing us to witness the dedication of the photographer, educator and mentor, all while harmonizing with the melodies of Duke Jordan, Lee Morgan and Gigi Gryce.

Authors : François Cheval, Alexis Tadié, Ya’ara Gil-Glazer, Yasmine Chemali

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Communication Ville de Mougins
The Mougins Center of Photography supports French photo publishers through France PhotoBook, a French association gathering the main independent French publishers of photography books.
The production of photography books is particularly rich and diversified in France.
France PhotoBook aims to promote and safeguard a rich though fragile ecosystem, by preserving a unique expertise and encouraging the consideration of a sector that has become essential in the field of contemporary photographic creation.

For more information : click here

Auround the exhibition “La roue des merveilles”

Last Stop Coney Island. The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein. DVD

This independent feature documentary tells the story of the man behind the pictures, a true original whose philosophy on life is as thrilling to discover now as it was in his prime, and celebrates his life-affirming, humanistic appreciation for the beauty he saw in all people and the world around him.

USA, 2018, documentary, 88′, english.
Director : Andy Dunn
Price :
20€

The world of the Harlem Renaissance. Puzzle 1000 pieces.

Step back in history to one of New York’s most vibrant moments in this jigsaw puzzle abuzz with the artists of the Harlem renaissance. Set in Harlem in the first decades of the twentieth century, the puzzle includes such famous names as Langston Hughes, Fannie Hurst, Jean Toomer, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Josephine Baker, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Gladys Bentley. From fine artists and musicians to novelists, poets, and thinkers, the world of the Harlem renaissance is a who’s who of people who laid the foundations of New York culture in the twentieth century…

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Price: 24€

Make your own music box kit par Kikkerland​

Bring back the nostalgia of old-timey music boxes, but this time, you’re the music master! This Music Box Kit will have the musician in your life giddy with childhood excitement! The easy to use music box hole puncher allows you to create your own melodies on lined paper strips and play them on the mechanism provided. Whether you’re composing the next haunted music box tune or a charming romantic melody, we provide the classic happy birthday song to get you started!

Price: 28€

Dream Street. W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh project.

In 1955, having just resigned from his high-profile but stormy career with Life Magazine, W. Eugene Smith was commissioned to spend three weeks in Pittsburgh and produce one hundred photographs for noted journalist and author Stefan Lorant’s book commemorating the city’s bicentennial. Smith ended up staying a year, compiling twenty thousand images for what would be the most ambitious photographic essay of his life. But only a fragment of this work was ever seen, despite Smith’s lifelong conviction that it was his greatest collection of photographs.

Authors : Sam Stephenson, Alan Trachtenberg
Publisher: Chicago University Press

Pages: 184
Price: 36€

Coney Island. Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008.

Called “America’s playground,” Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired music, literature, and films. This groundbreaking book is the first to look at the site’s enduring status as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, from its inception as an elite seaside resort in the mid-19th century, to its evolution into an entertainment mecca for the masses, with the eventual closing of its iconic amusement park, Astroland, in 2008 after decades of urban decline. How artists chose to portray Coney Island between 1861 and 2008—in tableaux of wonder and menace, hope and despair, dreams and nightmares—mirrored the aspirations and disappointments of the era.

Authors: Charles Denson, Josh Glick, John F. Kasson and Charles Musser
Publisher: Yale Books

Nb of pages: 304
Price: 45€

Products

© MarieJeanne
MarieJeanne’s scents

are carefully selected and created in Grasse, France, and are involved in all stages of production, from the origin of the natural raw materials to the final fragrance. Its creator, Georges Maubert, is part of the fifth generation of the Robertet company, world leader in natural raw materials. Since 1850, his family has been working in the perfume industry, as farmers, chemists, perfumers, and sourcers. The craft is also valued by entrusting French glassblowers with the production of the glassware.

Price: 45€

© Emma Tarea
Kit cartes Cyanotype

By: Emma Tarea

Cyanotype is an old photographic process invented in 1842. It gives a blue tint to images. Accessible to children from 5 years old and entirely handmade by the creator Emma Tarea in her workshop in Nice, the kit contains 7 ready-to-use sheets and an explanatory leaflet.

Price: 18€

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The Cyanotype Box Set

By: les Raffineurs

Have you always dreamed of creating your own unique art prints ? Cyanotype Box Set, you get everything you need to create impressive works of art at home, using only sunlight and small leaves or flowers.

The kit includes:

– a detailed instruction manual (in English and French)
– 2 bottles of powdered cyanotype emulsion; simply add water to each
– a glass printing frame
– 24 sheets of assorted papers with different textures
– a foam brush
– a measuring cup, a mixing cup and disposable gloves

Price: 50€

© Formcard
FORMcard

By: Peter Marigold

FORMcard is a handy, pocket sized card of meltable bio-plastic. Simply drop it in a cup of hot water to make little solutions to everyday problems. When it’s cool it’s really strong like nylon, so you can make solid durable solutions with it, and then you can reheat it again and again to adapt, change and reuse it. Because it’s a convenient card size, you can keep one in your pocket, wallet, kitchen drawer or tool box so that it’s there whenever and wherever it’s needed. A great benefit is that when it’s very hot, it sticks to some other plastics, so you can actually use it to instantly fix say…. a favourite plastic shovel when you are on holiday, or a broken fridge drawer. It’s also bio-degradable, so that at the end of it’s life it can be composted.

Price: 8€ (pack of three)

© Nathalie Dewez
The Candle Clock

By: Nathalie Dewez

A candle whose burning time is graduated graphically on the candle itself and serves as a clock. Initially commissioned by the BOZAR Shop in Brussels in 2007, this candle was produced in limited quantities. Nathalie Dewez lives and works in Marseille.

Price: 11€

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The Strom collection by Raawii

By : Nicholai Wiig-Hansen

Inspired by the cubism of the early 20th century, Nicholai Wiig-Hansen contributes to Raawii’s production through experimental drawing and modelling techniques. The result is a refined simplicity, geometric shapes and colors applied to functional objects of everyday life. The result is a refined simplicity, geometric shapes and colors applied to functional objects of everyday life.

Price: from 50,50€ to 90€

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2021
Duvelleroy Fans

By: the House of Duvelleroy

Founded in 1827, Duvelleroy is a Parisian fan house, born from the dream of Jean-Pierre Duvelleroy to put the fan back into the hands of women. Since 2010, the House of Duvelleroy has been using the traditional know-how of French fan making for its Couture fans, while bringing this art of living into the contemporary world with its Ready-to-wear fans, made in small series in Spain.

Price range: 45€ to 55€.