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Centre d’art GwinZegal : Madeleine de Sinéty : un village


33,280 color slides, 23,076 black and white negatives: it is with this concise list that one of the hundreds of pages of the diary kept by Madeleine de Sinéty could have started. The quality of her relationship with the beings she photographed, the theater of their gestures, the intimacy, the richness and the diversity of the encounters made in Poilley, a small village 60 kilometers north of Rennes, overflow on all sides with the enormous accumulation of ‘images. Born in 1934, the photographer lived in Poilley from 1972 to 1982. She will subsequently make many trips there from the United States, where she had established her residence. She died in 2011, she did not have the time to put to order this archive herself. Only the black and white had been partially revealed in one exhibition at the BNF and one at the Museum of Art in Portland. It is therefore without her, with Peter, her son, that we seized the color images and that we tried, as humbly and faithfully as possible, to highlight her business, which is neither that...

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