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Arles 2017 – Sylvain Granjon, I was born a rainbow


I was born a rainbow is the new series by Sylvain Granjon. It is selected in the favorites of the Rencontres d’Arles and will be screened during the night of the year, on July 7, 2017 in front of the Papeteries Etienne. While taking varied forms, Sylvain Granjon’s work is indeed crossed by lines of force and obsessions: creative immersion in an imaginary universe, the complexity of our relationship to time, memory and childhood, self-representation and self-portraits. The photographer writes: « In April 2014, I bought a trunk containing the belongings of a fair monster on the Biron flea market in Paris. The Rainbow Man. He had kept all the records of his life. What struck me at once was the graphic quality of these archives. The monster was dubbed by an artist, certainly self-taught, in a style reminiscent of the surrealists of 1920’s: photomontages, collages, use of extracts of articles or the hand colored of each pictures representing him and his family. I could not keep such a discovery for myself, so I made a precise inventory of the many documents and photos in order to try to convey the life of this man as accurately as possible »

Sylvain Granjon, Je suis né arc en ciel
Screened during the night of the year
Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2017
July 3 to September 24, 2017
Arles, France

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