≡ The Hyères School of Photography ≡

My love for the Hyères Festival is known. I’ve written about it and have featured a great deal of the authors shortlisted each year. The judging panel has been responsible for issuing a statement about what they want to see in contemporary photography and it has been bold and exciting, for Hyères always awards an…

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┐ Christian Boltanski – death from within └

photo caption (above) © Christian Boltanski, Odessa Monument, 1991. Four gelatin silver prints, lights and wiring “Since the late 1960s, Christian Boltanski (b. 1944, Paris) has worked with photographs collected from ordinary and often ephemeral sources, endowing the commonplace with significance. Rather than taking original photographs to use in his installations, he often finds and…

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┐ Pauline Fouché └

© Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 © Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 © Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 The Cassures materialize an event-image abundant in the newspapers by reapropriation through the gesture and the image. Abused and reduced to the fragility of their appearance as well…

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┐ Summer Riots └

photo taken from Le Chat Noir Emeutier “Violent clashes between youths and riot police in the northern French city of Amiens have left 16 officers injured and several public buildings torched in some of the worst rioting in the area for years – reopening the fraught political debate about France’s troubled housing estates. Rioting broke…

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┐ Erwan Frotin └

© Erwan Frotin, Pain à Pieds Bleus, from the series Sketch, 2006 © Erwan Frotin, Perdreau Fantôme, from the series Sketch, 2006   “Patiently elaborated images emerge, shapes and colours, dissonant or incongruous at first glance, astonish and confuse the viewer.” Marco Costantini, @ Still life as a chimera More of Erwan’s work here

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┐ Wladd Muta └

© Wladd Muta, Hypercops 1 On Mountains, 2011 © Wladd Muta Les pétales des fleurs de grenouilles, “AnUra-Flora“, se développent dans un tout premier temps à partir des tissus pulmonaires du batracien (fig.1.). L’amorce de la mutation utilise les traces génétiques fantômes des branchies du stade larvaire (têtards). Le pétale se constitue ensuite exclusivement sur…

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┐ Jean-Noël Pazzi └

© Jean-Noël Pazzi, figure 5 – les cadavres exquis, from the project In(ter)vention © Jean-Noël Pazzi, forêt 6 – paysage, from the project In(ter)vention © Jean-Noël Pazzi, figure 3 – les cadavres exquis, from the project In(ter)vention “Ménager les site frappés de croyance comme indispensable territoire d’errement de l’esprit. Gilles Clément Manifeste du tiers paysage…

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┐ Calais: this border kills └

@ Julie Rebouillat,No Border Calais, manif, 27 June 2009 Refugees in Calais find shelter where they can, in spaces left abandoned or neglected by French citizens. Some sleep in the park or under the canal bridges. Most live in one of two kinds of dwellings: (a) squats in deserted buildings, of which there are many…

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