Paris Photo 2017

  • Paris Photo 2017 official visual

    Sept 12, 2017
  • Paris Photo 2017

    Since its origins, photography has always sought to document, but also to distance itself from that purpose. The very revealing work of Lise Sarfati lies exactly at the edge of both fields, hence its importance and interest for Paris Photo.

    The slow transformation from a documentary photograph to a scenographic one recalls the work of the great contemporary artist Jeff Wall who constructs all of his scenes and who helps our understanding and treatment of the image to evolve. The urban theme, the relationship between humanity and architecture, is the strength of this series, situated in Los Angeles in places that are not usually those of urban life. Sarfati draws from the legacy of the great photographer Walker Evans and his street scenes, but also from that of the cinema of Robert Bresson and Jean Eustache.

    This relationship with cinema is important and is further extended this year with Paris Photo’s launch of the new film section.

    Image :© LISE SARFATI, Détail, oh man.phg16, 2012. Courtesy La Galerie Particulière, Paris-Bruxelles

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