In 2009, I was given carte blanche by the Diaphane Center for Photography on the project “Destinations Europe”. I chose Glasgow and have returned each year since to cities in northern England and Scotland. I explore the cities, which endured the end of the industrial age, and served as backdrops for the big social movements of the 80s, in a not-quite documentary style. The idea of documenting a place and era elliptically, of telling stories, appeals to me. As a recipient of the Institut français’ 2015 Hors les Murs program, I completed this project with a long stay in the United Kingdom. I particularly appreciate moments when everything appears to be staged, as on a film set. In the words of Jean-Luc Godard, we must “try to find where the story begins in the motion of the crowd.” (Géraldine Lay)
Opening: Monday, July 2 at 6 pm
Exhibition curator: Jacques Damez, galerie Le Réverbère.
Exhibition in partnership with le Pôle de la photographie en Picardie, Diaphane and l’Institut français, Programme Hors les murs.
65 boulevard Émile Combes, 13200 Arles France
July 02, 2018 to September 23, 2018