The photographs we have chosen for Paris Photo 2017 are firmly in line with the artistic stance we privilege at Les Douches la Galerie. The deeply humanist work of Tom Arndt and Arlene Gottfried is  tinged with empathy. Berenice Abbott, Erwin Blumenfeld and Pascal Kern tirelessly experiment with their medium in order to produce photographs that bend the rules of representation. Ernst Haas, fascinated by the American myth and with endless curiosity, continually reexamines his own work in an effort to produce new and unexpected images. For her part, Jacqueline Salmon engages in highly metaphorical photographic writing on natural phenomena. Lastly, in the era of globalisation, Sophal Neak, a young Cambodian artist, looks at the identity of individuals through a series of portraits where faces are replaced by objects.