On 25 December 2014,
I make photographs that morning, in Corrèze.
The next day, we learn, following a routine blood test, Suzanne, our 7 year old daughter, suffers from leukemia.
She was repatriated on December 29 in Paris at the Trousseau Hospital.
This is the first part of the book.
From that moment, I Suzanne photography in hospital, at home …
We decide, she and I, to do a project together on the objects of the hospital, the toys from home, his daily life. I propose that we make a book every two, she wants to. This is the second part of the book.
I told him that the third part will be leaving the hospital, his recovery, major holidays … the life resume.
She is not healed, she left June 25, 2015.
I decided to photograph the holidays without it.
This is the third part of the book.
The book “I’m not afraid of the dark” was printed in July 2016.
Julien Magre, September 2016
Julien Magre was born in 1973. He is presented by the gallery Le Réverbère in Lyon since March 2017. He is attached to the photographic object – the “box” of photographs. Photography exists and applies through the book, an object that can be used in its field and manipulate to make its own.
He has directed several exhibitions in galleries and festivals: in France, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, and New York in 2003, where his exhibition was sponsored by Michael Stipe.
In 2014, it is part of the collective position of the BAL, it is necessary, I leave with you with Sophie Calle, Antoine d’Agata, Alain Bublex and Stéphane Couturier, catalog ed. Xavier Barral. He exhibited the same year alongside Laure Vasconi at the Filature de Mulhouse and the Tri-Postal of Lille with the France Territoire Liquide collective. In 2015, he exhibited a series They already want at the Château d’Eau in Toulouse. In January 2017, he presents his series Troubles and One Winter Without Mist at the Galerie Le Lieu, in Lorient. He shows for the first time his series, as well as the fear of darkness at the Toulouse MAP festival in June 2017, is sponsored by Leica. In September 2017 is presented Elles, a corpus of 350 images (photographs, polaroids, letters …) is sold between 1999 and 2017, around his work on his companion Caroline and her two daughters, Louise and Suzanne, at the gallery Le Réverbère in Lyon, in resonance with the Biennale de Lyon.
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