VU' a Paris is a new perception of today's Paris transformed by the contemporary glances of VU' photographers. Photographer's project on the city went with a 'carte blanche' given to Fémis young film makers.
FranĂ§ois Fontaine, whose favorite themes are timeless journey, poetry and dream, develop a photographic work by being guided by his intuitions and emotions, in the manner of a writer or a filmmaker who would realize his diary images. His inspiration mainly feeds his meetings, his voyages and film and literature that fascinated him since childhood.
His work takes us into chromatic and timeless journeys inspired by Eastern cultures. His favorite themes are poetry, melancholy and dream. It develops a photographic work by being guided by his intuitions and emotions.
My first "real" photography: Mekong Delta, Vietnam, October 1991. I was 23 and I realized my first big trip to Asia in the footsteps of my naval officer father. In Vietnam, I chose as the theme Mekong Delta with the viatical an old Olympus and the novels of Marguerite Duras. Looking elsewhere and absolute, my mind was filled with large photos of Bischof, Cartier-Bresson and Riboud. On my return to Paris, discovering this, I was certain that photography would accompany me everywhere and would be the key witness in my life.
FranĂ§ois Fontaine, atypical case of the French art scene began, academically through studies in Art History at the Sorbonne University, realizing there his doctoral thesis. This multidisciplinary artistic theory fascinates very quickly to the medium of photography and travel.
Therefore, it is more of a traveler, the image of the poet, as a pure photographer. FranĂ§ois Fontaine's speech appears simple and tender at once, especially when addressing the journeys of his life and chance encounters
Text by: Sara Daniel Publisher: Filigranes Editions (2015)
Text by: Christophe Dabitch Publisher: Filigranes Editions (2015)
160 pages Size: 17 x 24 cm ISBN :2350463427
Pieter Ten Hoopen : Hungry Horse
During a cold winter in the year 1900 two horses ran away. The horses were named Tex and Jerry and lived in the wilderness. After a month the horses returned dying of hunger. From this day they called this small town Hungry Horse.
During summer some tourists come to the village to buy huckleberry on their way to the National Park.
The film (DVD) "Hungry Horse: Legends of the Everyday" is included with the book.
Text by: Luke Mogelson Publisher: Max Strom (2015)
132 pages Size: 22 x 1,9 x 29,5 cm
Jeffrey Silverthorne : Working : 1968-2013
Working : 1968-2013
Text by: Franc?ois Cheval, Jeffrey Silverthorne et Joachim Naudts Publisher: Edition de l'oeil (2014)
Text by: Ă‰mile Abinal Publisher: Alternatives (2014)
104 pages Size: 27,8 x 22,6 cm ISBN :2072541581
Ian Teh : Confluence
This series of photographs document a journey, for the most part along the short coastline of Selangor, the richest state in Malaysia. It is a contemporary portrait of a state, and in a sense a metaphor for the rest of the country. On the shore, an hour away from the nationâ€™s glittering capital, are the gritty industrialised shipping terminals of Port Klang and the sleepy, seemingly idyllic rural towns that populate the Selangor waterfront. These images try to offer a nuanced document of what this coastline is today, and perhaps a sense of the significant changes that are ongoing. Here, where land meets sea and cultures collide, entire worlds and realities shift and merge into each other, and questions of race, belonging and identity take on new meanings. Just as prehistoric glaciers leave the mark of their earlier journeys on the land, the outward appearance of these places clearly shows the confluence of past and present.
For centuries, ships following the trade winds ventured into The Straits of Malacca, a narrow 805 km stretch of water between Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Today, from an economic perspective, it remains one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, linking the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. One-quarter of the world's traded goods, including oil, are shipped through these waters, with Port Klang as the main gateway to Malaysia. Historically, owing to Malaysiaâ€™s uniquely important position as a maritime trading hub, The Straits brought commerce but also foreign influences that fundamentally determined the nationâ€™s cultural makeup and history. Hindu and Buddhist cultures imported from India dominated its early history for centuries. Although Muslims passed through in the 10th century, it was not until the 14th and 15th centuries that Islam first established itself on the Malay Peninsula. The rise of the colonial powers in the 19th and 20th centuries brought the Portuguese, Dutch and eventually the British into the region, followed by further migrations of Chinese and Indian workers to meet the needs of the colonial economy. Today, to sustain its economic growth, Malaysia has become the largest importer of migrant labour in the world and is one of the most multicultural societies on earth, undergoing deep transformations within its physical and cultural landscapes.
Text by: Tash Aw Publisher: The Monsoon Masterclass (2014)
174 pages Size: 24,2 x 16,5 cm
FranĂ§oise Huguier : Au doigt et Ă l'Ĺ“il : Autoportrait d'un photographe
Au doigt et Ă l'Ĺ“il : Autoportrait d'un photographe