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Isabel Coixet, Faces


This exhibition by Isabel Coixet opens on October 28th at the Campredon Centre d’art, in France. The exhibition includes 52 portraits of actors, actresses, writers and directors of Catalan cinema taken during the shooting of her movies. Photographer and director Isabel Coixet decribes her series with this poem:

Faces are my landscape.
Not walls, nor sunsets.
Not even oceans or streets or skyscrapers.
Every face that I  have shot is a fragment that I’ve loved.
A window on others
To those who have let me glimpse at their hearts and who
have given  me some instants. An extract of what they
A pure, unpolished, undistilled version.
I remember with an unprecedented precision – a
precision I don’t usually have to remember where the car
keys or the cellular are – the exact moment in which I
took each of these photographs. The degree of freedom
and alcohol. The effervescence. How I felt behind
the camera. The temperature. The air of the
time. The Smell.
All this faces are with me.
I love them.
I can’t help it.

Isabel Coixet, Faces
October 28, 2016 – February 19th, 2017
Campredon Centre d’art
20 Rue du Dr Tallet
84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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