“Somehow, I like being where you do not expect. It’s not because I like “poetic” photography at the Boubat or Frank that I do not like, or do not know how to appreciate something else.
Moreover, from the beginning of the 1970s, I had photographed in 50 mm the cinemas of the American Western, and all the signs or symbols of the myth of cowboys and Indians.
This is how one day I found myself consciously at Düsseldorf, wanting, in my own way, to pay tribute to this famous photography school. How to do ? I do not use a room! But with the rigor of the 50 mm to which I believe hard as iron, it was possible to photograph as is this modern contemporary city. At 50 mm, no deformation or effect and so, I could register in this approach Düsseldorfian.
“Walking in town, simply, and also a little by car by arriving and by leaveing, points of view always very true, I photographed the avenues, the buildings, the angles of meetings especially, just to document the city. And considering the choice of 24 x 36, back I decided to keep the small postcard format and not to do “great formats”: no question of Singer. Small formats allowed me to keep the spirit of this school.
Knowing the passion always fed for her Régis Durand, with whom I enjoyed creating projects for years, I asked him if he would be interested in writing a great text felt on this school he has long contributed to publicize in France. B.P.
Plossu/Granet – Italia discreta
Bruno Ely, Paméla Grimaud, Guillaume Cassegrain
Pneus & A day with the Creeleys
Alain Bergala, Patrick Talbot
La prolongation du bonheur
Jean-Christophe Bailly, Guillaume Geneste, Denis Roche
Le Havre en noir & blanc
Annette Haudiquet, Aude Mathé
Photographier les jardins de Monet
Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Darren Almond, Henri Foucault
Jeanne Fouchet-Nahas, Marina Ferretti Bocquillon
Le jardin de pierres
Tours et détours
Jesse A. Fernández
Bernard Plossu, Gabriel Bauret, Juan Manuel Bonet
L’odeur du buis
Gabriel Bauret, Farid Abdelouahab
Vanessa Lecomte, Diego Candil, Cédric Lesec
Nous avons fait un très beau voyage
Bernard Plossu, Françoise Nuñez, Jacques Borgetto, Sophie Zénon
Avant l’âge de raison
William Lord Coleman
Bernard Plossu, Fabrice Dubreuil
François Carrassan, Emmanuel Guigon
Saison # 10
Le cinéma fixe ?
Lettre pour un très lent détour
Joël Vernet, Philippe Arbaïzar
Où commence le ciel ?
François Seigneur, Bernard Plossu, Alain Fleischer, Charles-Arthur Boyer
Regis Durand born on December 5, 1941 in Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a French art and commissioner’s critique specializing in the field of photography.
Aggregated from the University, State Doctor (Paris III University, 1975), Regis Durand taught American literature and cinema from 1968 to 1993 in the universities of Bordeaux then Lille.
From the early 1980s, it is critical art, especially for the Art Press journal, where it is long holder of the “Photography” section.
Publication in 2017 Un art incertain – Mutations de l’image photographique at Filigranes.