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  • Geoffroy Mathieu – La mauvaise réputation
    Geoffroy Mathieu – La mauvaise réputation
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    Geoffroy Mathieu – La mauvaise réputation

    The bad reputation is the latest work of photographer Geoffroy Mathieu. If at the beginning of the twentieth century the Aygalades stream was still a place of vacation, a century of urbanization and industrialization have taken away its continuity, its flow and its ecological balance to such an extent that some inhabitants have even forgotten its existence. Thus, in 2017, an expedition made up of artists, residents, researchers, and developers undertook an ascent with their feet in the water of the stream. They were all seized by the hidden beauties of the Aygalades. At the bottom of the bed of this damaged river, between two bushed segments, unfolds a space of luxuriant nature flooded with a zenithal light in which the primary colors of waste, plastics and heterogeneous objects, form with the vegetation paradoxical pictures. In Geoffroy Mathieu's photographs, bursting with color and extremely precise composition, the creek thus becomes a motive for poetic speculation on issues related to ecology, land use, and public space.
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  • Emma Grosbois – Comme
    Emma Grosbois – Comme
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    Emma Grosbois – Comme

    In 2013, Emma Grosbois began work on domestic altars in Palermo. This work on religious iconography continued in 2016 and 2017 in Beirut (Ceux qui nous regardent, which received the support of Cnap). However, these are only two parts of a long-term work that continued first in Florence and then in Marseille, and which focuses on "the Mediterranean city", generic subject, conceived as a palace of memory, and therefore as an eminently imaginary object. "I arrive at the domains and vast palaces of memory, where the treasures of innumerable images are found, which have been brought there by drawing them from all the things perceived by the senses [...] And I, with the hand of the spirit, chase them away from the face of memory, until the one I am looking for is revealed" (Confessions, X, 8): This quotation from Saint Augustine that Emma Grosbois chose to accompany her images allows us to better understand her approach to the urban phenomenon, which is based on psycho-geography and articulates, by engaging in a sometimes dizzying dialogue with the history of art and photography, two archaeologies: that of places (both intimate and public) and that of the gaze (and its hypothetical subject). The city as an image of images (constantly rearranged) and a multiplicity of points of view (nested or telescoped into each other). Folds, folds, and replicas: baroque game of sending and sending back that are projected to infinity.
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  • Mouna Saboni – Ce que pensent les lierres
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    Mouna Saboni – Ce que pensent les lierres

    Ce que pensent les lierres is the result of a solitary photographic residency on a natural territory in mutation, the ViaSilva eco-neighborhood, on the outskirts of Rennes. Mouna Saboni took the side of the contemplation of what is promised to be no more. The transformation of the landscape and the disappearance of the environment lead her to pose her gaze, both fragile and dreamlike. Preface by Fabien Ribéry.
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  • Irène Jonas – Crépuscules
    Irène Jonas – Crépuscules
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    Irène Jonas – Crépuscules

    As a child, there are the serious and sometimes painful faces of the adults who remain silent when she enters the room, then sentences that come in bits and pieces over the years. Names and places that are inscribed in the memory even before knowing who or what they correspond to. In this photographic quest conducted between 2018 and 2020, the thread is the name of these places marked by history: Munich, Dachau, Prora, Nuremberg, Prague, Terezin, the Wolf's Lair ... Starting from a black and white print that she enhances with oil paint, Irène Jonas accentuates the absence of reference points between past and present, the confusion between dream and reality to merge intimate and historical memory. The images, in addition to the introduction by Irène Jonas, are accompanied by texts by Camille de Toledo, writer, and Alain Keler, photojournalist (MYOP agency).
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  • Jeremias Escudero – De Agua
    Jeremias Escudero – De Agua
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    Jeremias Escudero – De Agua

    Jeremias Escudero is a Mexican photographer living in Rennes. De Agua is the result of a photographic residency in a territory in the making, the ViaSilva eco-neighborhood, on the outskirts of Rennes. Jeremias Escudero makes his Mexican culture, animist and ancestral, and the colossal construction site of a neighborhood emerging from the ground, overlap. His images portray him as a spirit of the place who observes the transformation of his world. The preface is by Pascal Therme, independent journalist and critic.
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  • Didier Bizet – Itinéraire d’une mélancolie
    Didier Bizet – Itinéraire d’une mélancolie
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    Didier Bizet – Itinéraire d’une mélancolie

    Itinerary of a melancholy is a beautiful and judicious title. Russia has been the land of asylum for all the sorrows of the soul. The isolation, the modesty, the hardness of life leave many people wondering. The language there says toska: "melancholy", "spleen". There is a languor in the spaces. In general, people defend themselves against it, they play the party to forget. We drink.

    Cédric Gras (extract from the book)

    It is a journey to the heart of a disenchanted Russia, in search of its lost splendor. From Moscow to Soudal, from Vladimir to Kazan, Didier Bizet photographed the Russians in their daily life, capturing the melancholy tinged with nostalgia that characterizes so well the "Slavic soul", on which Cédric Gras has put his words.
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  • Ulrich Lebeuf – Khāos
    Ulrich Lebeuf – Khāos
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    Ulrich Lebeuf – Khāos

    For more than 20 years, photographer Ulrich Lebeuf has been covering social events for the French and foreign press. In recent years we have seen the rise of extreme social violence with new territories of confrontation named ZAD, or in the streets of France since November 2018. These latest events have forced the press photographer to question his photography to no longer inform, but question by a more subjective and dark work. His colors - gray and black - melt the men to the decor of a theater of malaise, ghosts living this land as their tomb. This series oscillates between the essence of photography and the existence of a mental vision of chaos, a perpetual state of appearances and disappearances, actualizing a virtual reality rather than reproducing a tangible reality.
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  • Stéphane Mahé – Somewhere
    Stéphane Mahé – Somewhere
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    Stéphane Mahé – Somewhere

    Stéphane Mahé photographs as he likes to get lost, with the greed of abandonment. His series of 37 photographs takes us into the maze of alleys that lead to dead-end shores. The photographic material is triturated, kneaded, and the granulation becomes language. The work includes an original text by Arnaud Le Gouëfflec, like a mise en abyme extending our wandering. "It is a place where time fades. A place where the physical contours of the matter fade away. Is there a place for reality in these images of Stéphane Mahé? No. Somewhere is a remarkable work, almost spiritual, which opens a window on an impalpable elsewhere. An inaccessible place whose photography echoes, somewhere behind the artist's retina, where everything is at stake. First the perception, then the emotion, the intention and finally the gesture. Stéphane Mahé wants to "feel the life" that surrounds him to "capture its essence". Somewhere is a sequence of images that are articulated like a feverish breath. The talent of the photographer is to have been able to amplify the intensity of these moments of existence that he modestly gleans. For him, photography is an epiphany of being. He is not content to show, he inspires. Marie Moglia
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  • Jean-Michel Leligny – Tentation de disparition
    Jean-Michel Leligny – Tentation de disparition
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    Jean-Michel Leligny – Tentation de disparition

    "Once you enter the mountains, no one meets anyone else. That is just the total activity of the mountains. There is no trace of anyone left once they have entered the mountains." Master Dogen Temptation of disappearance is the fruit of a solitary, difficult journey in search of the present time which imposes itself in images that are sometimes rough, but always of a brilliant beauty. They reveal the fragility of a strong and wild nature that reminds us how much we must respect it. Tentation de disparition is also a quest, an attempt to reconcile with a painful past, to which the author invites us. Photographs and text support and answer each other in the delicacy of the mist as in the power of the torrent.
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  • Richard Volante – Trace
    Richard Volante – Trace
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    Richard Volante – Trace

    Traces is the second part of the residency on the site of the future ecocity ViaSilva, in Rennes. The views that emerge reveal the desire to keep a visible trace of a world in upheaval. The extension of cities is part of our daily life. This human flow that empties the countryside and fills the cities, to the point that they absorb the rural world that surrounds them, is a subject that affects many of us. The ViaSilva photographic meetings offer photographers, each year, the opportunity to look at the metamorphosis of the outskirts of a city in France. From this insistence on seeing a landscape evolve through the filter of the artists' poetry, a new relationship to the world can be born and open us up to a new way of inhabiting a territory. This year, Richard Volante has taken the baton passed down by Jacques Domeau and Christophe Simonato, who intervened in 2017. Fascinated by the imprint, he seeks the traces of beings who have preceded him on a place and tracks down clues that he reconstructs for us through a fiction in images. His need to be anchored in the reality of the world is visceral.

    Loïc Bodin, Artistic Director of Les Ailes de Caïus (Extract from the introductory text of the book)

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    Paul Cupido – Mukayu
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    Paul Cupido – Mukayu

    "An empty room will be filled with light by its emptiness. This is how the concept of "Mukayu" is defined by the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi.

    Paul Cupido's recent, poetic and very intimate photographic work in Japan is inspired by this concept of "Mukayu", which also refers to "non-existence", to "things as they are". Mukayu is part of the larger philosophical concept of "Mu", which has been a source of inspiration for Paul Cupido since his first artist book Searching for Mu. Mu could be translated as "not having" or "letting go". Through his images, Paul Cupido explores the themes of emptiness, metamorphosis, transience, and ephemerality in relation to our emotional experiences. His images, true visual poems, sometimes melancholic and surrealist, question our relationship to reality and our ability to dream. His desire to understand and embrace nature permeates his work, which is nourished by his native island, Terschelling, and the bond between its inhabitants and nature. The double-booklet system allows for a multitude of image associations, printed on 4 types of paper. Mukayu is a book that offers an emotional experience, just like the artist's organic works, that can be felt, like a meditation. Limited edition of 540 numbered copies.
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  • Terri Weifenbach – Des oiseaux
    Terri Weifenbach – Des oiseaux
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    Terri Weifenbach – Des oiseaux

    Made in her personal garden space in Washington DC, Terri Weifenbach's photographs reveal the secret world of nature populated by birds that nest in urban gardens. Oscillating between fantasy and reality, her images seem to be taken on the sly as the birds race, dance, or settle, freeze, and congregate in the parliaments. Seasons come and go, the colors of the garden change. The saturated light and colors, the play of fuzzy and crystalline details, the freeze-frames depict a "supra-reality". Terri Weifenbach immerses us in the infinitely small, transporting us into a particularly vivid and wonderful world. This publication is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. To accompany these photographs, the ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre writes a special essay. For this title, he sheds light on the adaptation of birds to the urban environment.
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  • Bernard Plossu – Des oiseaux
    Bernard Plossu – Des oiseaux
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    Bernard Plossu – Des oiseaux

    Bernard Plossu has been traveling the world for years, capturing through his lens furtive moments where birds are caught in full flight forming immense clouds, standing alone in the middle of a body of water, balancing on electric wires or hovering solitary among the peaks. Flight fascinates the photographer, from the exhilaration of the swallows' speed to the hypnotic immobility of the great birds of prey carried by the wind in altitude. He shows fragments of the world, a world where birds reinvest our space. The essay by the ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre evokes a fundamental aspect of the life of birds: migration, highlighted here with the photographs of Bernard Plossu. This book, together with the one by Pentti Sammallahti, inaugurate the collection Des oiseaux, celebrating, through the eyes of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile.
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  • Yoshinori Mizutani – Des oiseaux
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    Yoshinori Mizutani – Des oiseaux

    Yoshinori Mizutani, a leading figure in young Japanese photography, revisits the urban space of his city, Tokyo. Deeply imbued with the Japanese pictorial tradition, the photographer explores Tokyo's daily life and captures scenes that border on the fantastic. His framing and acid colors give his images a certain strangeness. Shapes, textures, colored nuances, depth of field elaborate a visual vocabulary that is both poetic and pop. Visions of dreams or nightmares, Yoshinori Mizutani's birds saturate the world of the city with their presence and restore its mystery. This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. The ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. For those of Yoshinori Mizutani, he highlights the gregarious behavior of birds.
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  • Byung-Hun Min – Des oiseaux
    Byung-Hun Min – Des oiseaux
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    Byung-Hun Min – Des oiseaux

    To make visible the silence and simplicity of nature, the sensation of time passing. Korean photographer Byung-Hun Min's photographs, taken around the world between 1998 and 2020, have the evanescence of a pencil drawing: low contrast, playing with silky tones, they seem to show a fleeting moment between clarity and dissolution. The birds of Min inhabit an impalpable space. They seem to be wrapped in a white veil, in a silvery light. The almost monochrome image, the uniformity of the tones oscillating between white and grey, the absence of perspectives and contrasts, the simplicity of the construction and the minimalism of the forms restore a reality that has become fantastic. The long work during the printing of the negative allows the photographer to render not only what he has seen but also perceived. Min's birds invite contemplation. This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. The ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. For this book, he is interested in the relationship that binds man to the bird from the first representations of prehistoric times to the domestication of certain species, to the bird as a hunting instrument to the pure observation of this inexhaustible subject of study and wonder. This book is part of the collection Of Birds which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. Other titles in the collection include: Michael Kenna, Yoshinori Mizutani, Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti and Terri Weifenbach.
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  • Michaël Serfaty – Je vous écris avec la chair des mots
    Michaël Serfaty – Je vous écris avec la chair des mots
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    Michaël Serfaty – Je vous écris avec la chair des mots

    Michaël Serfaty is a gynecologist. For 30 years, he has been welcoming women in his practice. He is also a photographer. Over the years, he has collected women's words, phrases of pain, sadness, suffering, in their bodies, in their lives, in their hearts. Sentences that moved him. He opened a notebook and put these words in it to make images, with his photographs, but also with ink, thread, paint... The notebook became an enormous object, swollen with secrets, shame and wounds. Impossible to hold, nor to go through. It had escaped him. Michaël Serfaty does not betray, he testifies, he does not reveal, he insists, he does not reveal, he shouts "I write you with the flesh of words".
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  • Michael Kenna – Des oiseaux
    Michael Kenna – Des oiseaux
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    Michael Kenna – Des oiseaux

    A master of black and white landscape photography, Michael Kenna presents an almost evanescent world that he invites us to contemplate. "In all my work, there is an underlying theme of memory, time, change, and atmospheres that seem to be linked to place. Birds hover, drawing aerial figures in cloudy skies, waiting wisely on branches... Suspended flights, stopped moments: time freezes, becomes immutable. Gradients of gray, tones with a slight sepia tint and depth of field give Michael Kenna's photographs a certain melancholy. The world is silence. This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. Other titles in the collection include: Michael Kenna, Yoshinori Mizutani, Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti and Terri Weifenbach.
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  • Graciela Iturbide – Des oiseaux
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    Graciela Iturbide – Des oiseaux

    Graciela Iturbide, a leading figure in Latin American photography, creates images that oscillate between documentary approach and lyricism. Off-center framing, graphic effects and the power of shadows create a poetic universe where the feeling of strangeness is mixed with that of a raw reality. The powerful balance of his compositions shows skies saturated with birds, funny and unexpected situations where chickens wait quietly on market stalls, where pigeons argue with monkeys, and elsewhere are moving swarms that look like real living organisms with supple and fluid movements. For Iturbide, living birds represent freedom. But death is never far away and neither is a certain surrealist spirit. From India to Mexico, from waterfronts to urban terraces, seagulls, eagles, pigeons, herons, crows invade human space or slip in unexpectedly and solitarily. Graciela Iturbide's birds arouse both attraction and repulsion: their fragility but sometimes also their power. This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. Other titles in the collection include: Michael Kenna, Yoshinori Mizutani, Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti and Terri Weifenbach.
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  • Julien Mauve – Titanic Orchestra
    Julien Mauve – Titanic Orchestra
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    Julien Mauve – Titanic Orchestra

    Titanic Orchestra is an instinctive reaction to the wave of violence that struck Paris in 2015. Like so many metaphors, these organic images tell of the fall of a world and the struggle to emerge from the state of stupefaction that followed. The city that is shown has kept the appearance we know, and yet everything has changed. After the impact, chaos reigns, a veil has fallen, the center of gravity has been shaken, a disturbing nature seems to have taken over. Looking for an anchor point for lack of an answer, the photographer shifts his lens alternately towards the sky, the earth, a fleeting object or an obstructed horizon. The artist's bodily presence is palpable here: he is the seismograph that records the pulsations of this hallucinatory universe. Everywhere he looks, the threat hovers: the engulfment, the fall, absent, inert bodies. His spasmodic vision stumbles against walls or screens, debris lies at his feet, voices are disembodied in loudspeakers, and if he looks up, it is the blind eye of a camera that he meets. The irreversible has happened, but the impulse of life remains. And it is in the meeting with bodies in resistance, desiring, powerful, that the repair will be able to engage.
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  • Lola Reboud – Les Climats II (Japon)
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    Lola Reboud – Les Climats II (Japon)

    Les Climats II (Japan), Lola Reboud's first book, is based on the relationship we have with Climates - human environments, and where the geography of territories, like the cycle of seasons, is as important as individuals. Following exchanges with the volcanologist Patrick Allard, researcher at the Institut du Globe de Paris, Lola Reboud went to the Kyushu region to photograph the volcanic observation laboratories and the sites of Sakurajima and Aso San, as well as Beppu, where geothermal energy is particularly visible. This photographic ensemble forms a narrative in which a human figure is mixed with his environment. The geothermal energy that characterizes the Nippon archipelago is also at the heart of the subject.
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