I used to get up from the ground, from these minutes of detachment. I’ve been in the same dust, and at the end of a shift I washed my face and hands, not for hygiene, but so I’d have them back, as restitution. Under the water they became mine again. –Erri De Luca This book presents François-Marie Banier’s portraits of Moroccan construction workers sleeping or at rest in their places of work. Caught in moments of dreaming and escape from their labor, Banier’s subjects blend into the soft grey atmosphere of his pictures and seem, if but for a moment,...
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