“Anne-Lise Grinding, Nicolas Comment, Amaury da Cunha and Marie Maurel de Maille decided to come together, to think together their images, arrange them as an organic whole. They lived parallel or similar stories, despite the singularities which . they are necessarily carriers and despite the diversity of roads used With Being Beauteous, they try to find a common photographic gesture I see a way to wake up a concept that has a great story, far from being obsolete. that of ” community “After Georges Bataille, Jean-Luc Nancy and Maurice Blanchot, renew But son, since that word is uttered, we stumble:.. we stumble against the wall of the lack of community we are faced with the questioning. : if there is community, defend yourself Do you think a single voice These questions lead us away from the real issue, which is never the one to reach a truth – the truth and therefore the group? or collective -. but rather to experiment with possible ” […] Léa Bismuth

Hors Collection
200 x 225
Relié couverture cartonnée
72 photos colors and black and white
120 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-374-2
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Amaury da Cunha


Amaury da Cunha was born in Paris in 1976. He graduated from the National School of Photography in 2000. He has written numerous critical texts on photography and literature, notably in Le Monde des livres. In 2009, he published his first book of images and texts, Saccades, published by Yellow Now. In November 2012, on the occasion of his first personal exhibition in Paris in the context of the month of photography, the editions Le Caillou Bleu publish After all. In 2015, he released his first collection of stories about photography (Fond de l’oeil, Editions le Rouergue) and a third monographic work, Incidences, at Filigranes. In March 2017, Editions le Rouergue publish an autobiographical tale, Histoire souterraine. In May 2018, éditions h’artpon publishes Demeure, a book of photographs, accompanied by texts written by Sylvie Gracia.

Maurel Marie de Maille was born in Lyon in 1978 and now lives in Marseille. After studying at the Fine Arts, where his research were organized primarily around video and installations, she turned to the medium of photography, which became for her a writing instrument enabling him to examine the individual always a dialectic between reality and fiction. It focuses its narrative dimension, and features his images as paintings.

Nicolas Comment

Auteur, Musicien, Photographe

Photographer and author-composer, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon (1997) and the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris (1999), Nicolas Comment publishes his first book of photographs in 2001, editions Filigranes: “The service” (text by André S. Labarthe), which will be followed by “Le point” in 2003 and “A ***” in 2004 (texts by Bernard Noël). In 2005, his meeting with Rodolphe Burger , then with Jacques Higelin and Yves Simon for whom he works on two albums (“Amor doloroso” and “Rumors”, 2006), brings him closer to the world of music, until the producer Jean-Louis Pierot (Les Valentins / Daho) offers to accompany him in the realization of a personal musical project including the CD-book “Is this the East? (Berliner romanze), published in 2008, is the first part. In collaboration with Patrick Le Bescont, Nicolas Comment has also created the magazine “Saison” at Editions Filigranes and publishes with Anne-Lise Broyer a book on the city of Prague: “Fading” (2006). In 2010, it records a first album produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), which will be hailed by the press: “We were God” (Kwaidan / Discograph). In 2012, following the publication of the book “The visit”, he adapted to music, with Xavier Waechter , the latest collection of poems by the writer Bernard Lamarche-Vadel: “Retrouvailles”, which is released on the jazz label Bonsaï Music. The same year, he exhibited at the VU ‘gallery (Paris) a new series of images, the result of a photographic residence made in Mexico and published the book “Mexico City Waltz”, at Filigranes. In 2014, parallel to the publication of the book “T (angel) r” (accompanied by an afterword by Gérard Manset and a single containing two unreleased songs), he exhibited from December 2014 to January 2015 at the gallery 127 (Marrakech) a new series of photographs carried out in Morocco. Her second solo album, “Rose Planet”, (Kwaidan / Because) was released in CD version in 2015 and version 33 T in 2016 (Mediapop) while the collective exhibition “Being beauteous” (with A.-L. A. Da Cunha, Mr. Maurel de Maillé) continues his career in various French museums throughout 2015. In 2016, Nicolas Comment presents in Paris a large exhibition in duet with photographer Bernard Plossu, “Identification of a city “. Then he exhibited in Vichy, as part of the festival “Portrait (s)”, a new series of images devoted to his companion, Milo, which is the subject of the publication of the book “Milo (Songbook)” published by Chic Medias.In 2017, he won the “Residence for photography” prize from the Fondation des Treilles, which allows him to create a new photographic and musical work in the footsteps of the rimbaudian poet Germain Nouveau during the year 2018. His “Journal” Countdown (1991-1999) “, consisting of his first black and white photographs and archival texts, will be published in April 2019.
Anne-Lise Broyer questioned the relationship between photography and book artist. His series of images all take the fabric of a narrative of a text being read. In 2001, she published It maquis, in 2003 A story without a name, Fading in 2006 and 2007 amounting gray skies (seemed larger) in Watermarks. Meanwhile she makes books for children.

Léa Bismuth

Auteur, Commissaire, Directrice artistique

Léa Bismuth Author and art critic, her practice combines literature and contemporary art, and explores the possibilities of writing the exhibition, from essay to story. She has been writing in artpress since 2006. Nourished with philosophy, she initiated the curatorial research program La Traversée des Inquiétudes (a trilogy of exhibitions after Georges Bataille, Labanque de Béthune, from 2016 to 2019). Since 2013, she has curated about twenty exhibitions. In May 2019, she published La Besogne des Images at Editions Filigranes, and co-curator of the exhibition Dans l’atelier la création at work at the Musée Delacroix Paris.

Yannick Haenel was born September 23, 1967 in Rennes. He spent his youth in Africa, then in Prytanée Military Boom (living he recounted in his first novel, The Little soldiers, published in 1996 by Editions of the Round Table). He lives in Paris, where he co-hosts with François Meyronnis the journal Risk Line, which he founded in 1997. He has published, among others, four novels by Gallimard, The Infinite collection: Introduction to French Death (2001) Moving from avalanches (2003), Circle (2007, prices in December), and Jan Karski (2009 prices and Interallié Fnac novel prize) and an essay on Lady and the Unicorn to Argol editions: at my only desire (2005).

Born in 1976, graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and Université Paris 1 (Master 1 in History of Art under the direction of Michel Poivert on history in contemporary photography).

PhD in History of Art courses (22 °; FRAMESPA): Photography in France in the 1950s and 1960s (co-dir Prof. J. Nayrolles TLSE2 and Prof. M. Poivert PARIS 1.) History and uses of IMAGES TECHNICAL: photography, stills and film, audio-visual, art history, written-oral interactions, reasoned debate, project pedagogy, artistic and cultural partnership, sensitive transmission.

Giannecchini Hélène, born in 1987, photography historian and writer.
Researcher at the National Library of France, she is interested in the relationship between photography and literature.
In 2009, Jacques Roubaud was charged with the care of the work of the photographer Alix Cléo Roubaud died in 1983.