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Fanny Genoux



“Lines soar, delimiting or allowing the eye to guess vanishing points “outside the frame”. Rounds open or close, half-moon shadows affirming the balance of the image. And everywhere, the human being crosses or poses in this setting that appears to be his without quite being his, a shadow and certainty of himself. There’s a surrealism in Fanny Genoux’s photography, and a poetry in looking at the city-dweller that we are.”
Résonances brings together 42 photographs from four series (Entre les lignes, Éclipse, Saison Morte and Monde parallèle) that explore the city and the traces humans leave behind. I’ve been working on these four series in parallel for several years now.
Résonances is a book that brings together 42 images from four series developed in parallel over several years: “Entre les lignes” (Between the lines), a series of black-and-white photographs, refined, highly graphic and composed; “Éclipse”, a series that continues this search for abstraction and geometry, but this time using the shadows and colors of the city; “Saison Morte” (Dead Season), a series that changes at first glance, with humans appearing with their differences and specificities, but they enter into a highly constructed composition, isolated on these concrete beaches. Finally, “Parallel World”, a series that explores this southern city when the sun is absent, shadows have disappeared and given way to reflections and infusing colors.

These images all take a different look at the same territory, the same city.

There are several threads running through this book: the place, of course, but ultimately this is secondary, even if it is the starting point for all the images. Another thread is the human being, the way he or she inhabits a territory, leaving traces there, direct or indirect. In the end, it’s a certain relationship between the human being and the city that is found in these images. Finally, the images in these four series all tend more or less towards the abstract.

Format 21 x 15 cm (notebook format)
78 pages
42 photographs
Cover 350 g matte
170g semi-matte inner paper (120g semi-matte paper for bookshop edition)

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