Japan represents a new chapter in the trajectory and work of Jacques Borgetto, a chapter in which resonates a new and different music. From his latest trips, he has brought back a series of small, jewel-like images. Images that are at once spell-binding and appeasing. Very different from their predecessors by both their form and composition, but once again inhabited by the sensitivity and delicacy that he masters so well.

The title of the series, “Evanescence”, perfectly conveys the spirit of a photography that is imbued with both respect and nostalgia, for a world that continues to perpetuate the cult of the past and of traditions. In the heart of today’s Japan, in a dimension of timelessness, rituals of prayers and offerings to the gods survive in the temples of the monastic city of Koyasan, despite the fact that today it is directly accessible by airport and that tourist coaches arrive in succession throughout the day. As does the enchantment of the ritual promenades, the length of the Philosopher’s Path, in the midst of the cherry-trees and the greenery, unchanged for hundreds of years, of the Kyoto gardens. Laura Serani

Hors Collection
165 x 240
Reliure en couture japonaise
24 photos colors
56 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-411-4
Press review
In this book he was shot thirty numbered head, accompanied by an original print * format 21 x 15 cm, numbered and signed by Jacques Borgetto.
* Three different photographs, each taken ten copies.
  • Evanescence
    Photo #1
  • Evanescence
    Photo #2
  • Evanescence
    Photo #3

Jacques Borgetto


Originaire du Sambuco, petit village du Piémont (Italie), Jacques Borgetto est né à Paris.

Très jeune, il se passionne pour la photographie, qui l’accompagnera dans chacun de ses voyages. Ce « Baudelaire de l’image », comme le qualifie le journaliste Alain Mingam, sillonne le monde et son époque, d’Europe en Amérique et d’Afrique en Asie, à la rencontre de ses semblables.

Depuis 1975, son travail est régulièrement exposé en France et à l’étranger. Il est lauréat du Vienna International Photo Awards (VIPA) en 2012, et obtient plusieurs résidences d’artiste durant sa carrière. Ses œuvres sont présentes dans les collections permanentes de la Maison Européenne de la Photographie, à la Bibliothèque nationale de France et dans de nombreuses collections privées.

Plusieurs publications lui sont consacrées dans la presse spécialisée.

Il est également l’auteur de cinq ouvrages de photographie : L’homme et l’olivier (Editions du Nol, 1984), Nous avons fait un très beau voyage(Editions Filigranes, 2010), L’autre versant du monde (Editions Filigranes, 2010) Terres foulées (Editions Filigranes, 2011), et Buenos Aires (Editions be-pôles, 2013).

Jacques Borgetto vit et travaille à Paris.

Laura Serani

Directrice artistique

Artistic Director, Exhibition Commissioner and Numerly Works, Laura Serrani regularly collaborates with major institutions and publishers in Europe and elsewhere.

“An observation laboratory of the territories by the image”
Plate (s) Contact has been positioned as one of the few festivals of creation and a true territory observation laboratory by the image. From the 2019 edition, the Festival opened in the region, offering the invited photographers to explore beyond the city, the coast, the countryside, other urban agglomerations. In parallel, the festival, for ten years laboratory of creation and observatory of evolutions of photographic languages, proposes to deepen the reflection and research on how to present photography. With this goal – and waiting for the opening of Franciscans, which will dedicate an important place to photography throughout the year – the city has been revisited in search of new places, such as Villa Strassburger, the barrier hotel Normandy, or outdoor spaces such as disused buildings, diving, swimming pool … paying particular attention to dialogue between projects and places.