Given the scope of his already impressive body of work, it was rather late that I discovered and made the acquaintance of Steeve Iuncker through Gilles Favier. For the first edition of his festival, Images Singulieres, Favier has put together a program of undisputed quality. Iuncker was presenting his raw and disturbing series on cosmetic surgery. He spoke to me of a different series about a young man with AIDS whom he had met and photographed every week until his death. It was a difficult subject, visually intense, that scared publishers away. Last February, Le Bec en l’Air gave this work some well-deserved visibility.
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