Françoise Chadaillac – La reine de la patate ou les cantines du détour
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Françoise Chadaillac – La reine de la patate ou les cantines du détour

by Loco


Françoise Chadaillac leaves for Quebec in 1979 to prepare a thesis, with photos, on urban spaces. While there, she was intrigued by the small wooden shacks and other recycled vehicles that, set up on the side of the road, offered hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. They are true institutions and are called “French fry stands”.

“Photographing these “stands” made me discover a social phenomenon, very specific to Quebec, truly anchored in the life of Quebecers. And as someone said to me during my meetings: “There is not a Quebecer who does not have a potato stand in his heart! “To each his own stand and his best potato, his best poutine, his best hot-dog or his best pogo! But above all, I met a small piece of humanity, simple, lucid, full of humor, who, speaking to us about herself, spoke to us about the whole of humanity. The words I gleaned during my shooting modified my project and appeared to me as indispensable as the images.

For those who do not yet know Quebec, allow yourself this little “detour”, a journey through its vast expanses. For the others, allow yourself a stroll back in time thanks to these images and words that would not have disowned the cohort of poets: the Gaston Miron, the Félix Leclerc, the Gilles Vigneault, the Robert Charlebois, the Michel Tremblay and many others who have so well known how to make their country exist and be loved by their French cousins.

With this book of photos and texts, lunches at the “food truck” around the corner will inevitably have a taste and a smell of the “Belle Province”.

SKU: FIS-BOK-023 Category:

Publisher: Loco
Release: août 2020
Width: 27 cm
Height: 24 cm
Pages: 120 pages, about 55 reproductions in B&W
Hardcover, cloth with bowl

Additional information

Dimensions 27 × 24 cm


Loco, né au printemps 2008 de l’association d’Éric Cez et d’Anne Zweibaum, met tout en oeuvre pour réaliser des livres exigeants dans le domaine de la photographie et de l’art mais aussi dans le champ des sciences sociales.

Chaque ouvrage est conçu et fabriqué avec une attention toute particulière : un livre est unique et doit traduire, dans son fond, dans sa forme, la particularité d’un propos, d’une oeuvre, d’une aventure humaine. L’image — et la photographie en particulier — occupe une place prépondérante dans notre production. Avec plus de 100 titres à notre catalogue, nous développons plusieurs axes, de la monographie de photographe à l’ouvrage plus généraliste.