For this first book, François Pragnère collaborated with ten trans women living in Paris. Photographs and texts intersect and tell us of the relationship they have with their body but also their environment.
“Here, in our hands, the cliché overflows, like their identities. Beauty persists in the misshapen as the souls of Francis Bacon’s paintings bleed. Everything is related to posture in this collection where the distrust of the model is thundering. Do not seek calm, it does not appear in this key. Being transgender is the storm of our normalizing plains. Here we make the body a material to travel, a pilgrimage to the liberated being. ”
Excerpt from the preface
About the Author
After completing his studies, François Pragnère traveled the world for a year, photographing random individuals whom he met, most often in the street. At that time, photography was first and foremost a way to get in touch and create a social bond with others.
In 2013, he moved to Paris where he met several transgender women. He photographed them for several years, at different times during their transition.
In 2015, he moved closer to the fashion industry and collaborated with various magazines including Vogue, Interview, Replica … and worked with brands such as Martin Margiela, Givenchy, Chloé, Dior …
In February 2021, his first book “Elle, She, Her. », In collaboration with ten transgender women, is published by 37.2 / Rive Gauche Éditions.
Photographs and texts intermingle and tell us about the relationship these women have with their bodies but also with their environment. The preface to the book is written by Phia Ménard.
About 37.2 (Trente-Sept Deux)
37.2 is the home of image men and women. Both a production house and an agency, it represents photographers, directors and stylists working in the art, fashion and advertising sectors.
And because the artists supported by 37.2 know how to take hold of the brand universe as well as nurture their own vision, the agency is also a publishing house. Accompanied in their commercial collaborations, they can also shape and show their most personal work.
François Pragnère : Elle, She, Her.
Preface: Phia Ménard
140 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm, hardcover, square spine
Available online and in around 10 bookstores in Paris (Palais de Tokyo, Les mots à la bouche, Artazart, La Comète, le Monte en l’air, etc.) Public price 39 €