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Alain Licari


American Borderline(s)

I lived in New York from 2015 to 2020, during those years my photographic work essentially consisted of questioning American society, and more particularly communities, people who live, willingly or by force, in the system margin. Inspired by American social photography, my series revisit a dream lived somehow by a deep America with many faces and often neglected. This dream is a feeling of freedom that only a huge territory can offer. It can also be a nightmare, a moral and political straitjacket that others then run away from in order to invent new and much better ones. For many, finally, this dream is a Myth or a Golden Age that belongs to others or to other times.

American Borderline(s) brings together 4 series, as many individual stories that show a certain America, popular and most of the time bruised, resigned and yet full of hope. They offer a contemporary and timeless image of America.


The series :

–        I live in a Trailer Park. Jim & Carol (Kentucky).

–        Blowin’in the Wind. Dia & Sons (Somewhere on the Road).

–        We could be Heroes. Just for one day (California).

–        Shit, Shower, and Shave (Wyoming).


Alain Licari


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