Summer Crossing | Laura Henno develops staged, it carries all my attention on the establishment of a climate based primarily on fiction rather than the ellipse of the scenarios identified. The challenge of his research lies on the narrative potential that extends each image at the same time it suspends. Each photograph generates its own fictional space both tangible and intangible. It relies on film to indicate its direction and to develop this extension narrative behind the images.
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[...] "In a jungle, six boys cross a rough clearing. Between and around them, rustling vegetation; as one enters it, the damp green deafens to the point of silence. The first boy is lost against a sombre foreground, all that shines in contrast is an earring, his white nails, and light dotted against his black skin, matching his clothes. Farther away, the last boy fades behind the white smoke of a smouldering fire. They are together but separate, they look at each other without making eye contact, their consciousness already travelling towards a place they have yet to reach.
Raw earth, again, covered by a carpet of moss and dried, broken grass. Stripped saplings. And two men, one half lying down, the other farther away, standing with his back to us. A sky that is almost absent, thick vegetation. Blue stains: a plastic
tarpaulin on which the man stands, the other man’s coat, a half-open umbrella in the background, and there, some balled-up clothes. One man watches, the other hesitates, both fixed in the shadow of branches. This man has slept on the tarp, the other perhaps also. In the ‘jungle’ of Calais or on the banks of the Tiber or … Cut voice-over." [...]
Extract text Raphaëlle Stopin
En collaboration avec : le Château d’Eau, Toulouse ; la galerie Le Lieu, Lorient ; Image/imatge, Orthez ; le Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault ; l’Artothèque, Vitré ; l’Artothèque du réseau des médiathèques de La Roche-sur-Yon Agglomération ; le Centre Régional de la Photographie du Nord Pas-de-Calais, Douchy-les-Mines ; le Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy ; la galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris
Released : February, 27th 2011
Collection : Hors Collection
ISBN 13 : 978-2-35046-213-4
Format : 300 x 240
32 color photos