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Marion Gronier – We Were Never Meant To Survive
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Marion Gronier – We Were Never Meant To Survive

by Le Bec en l'air

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U.S. history deconstructed in the silent power of spare portraits.

A promised land for a handful of white religious dissenters fleeing Europe, North America was torn from its natives to be exploited by slaves imported from Africa.

Through portraits of members of three founding communities – Native Americans, African-Americans and Mennonites – photographer Marion Gronier seeks to resurrect the ghosts that haunt the country’s history and to attest to the persistence of societal violence inherited from the hierarchization of races. Questioning her position as a European artist, she uses the codes of anthropometric photography used in the colonial system at the end of the 19th century – immobile subject, frontal and neutral gaze, centrality of the framing – by altering them in order to better deconstruct them.

SKU: FIS-BOK-130 Category:
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Publisher: Le Bec en l’air
Release: October 1, 2021
Texts: French / English
Size: 24,5 x 24,5 cm
140 pages, cardboard cover, hot stamping, embossing on the 4th cover, Swiss binding
51 color photographs
ISBN: 978-2-36744-156-6

Additional information

Weight 0.95 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 24.5 cm

Le Bec en l'air

Créé en 1999, Le Bec en l’air est un éditeur indépendant installé à Marseille. Un point commun réunit la plupart du temps ses publications : le dialogue entre l’image et le texte, entre photographie et récit, à travers une mise en page étudiée, des photographies et des textes d’auteurs.

Au fil des ans, le catalogue s’enrichit d’écritures photographiques variées qui trouvent néanmoins une cohérence éditoriale : la photographie comme outil de questionnement du monde contemporain, qu’il s’agisse de préoccupations documentaires, esthétiques ou intimistes.
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