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Jérôme Sessini – Territories and Destinies


It was born that would not have been necessary” – ​​Louis Ferdinand Céline

For photographer Jérôme Sessini, human destiny is engraved in landscapes and spaces. His photographs depict fifteen years of war reporting and highlight the relationship between people and the space around them. This relationship is often marked by violence. From the destroyed streets of Aleppo to the barricades of Kiev, Sessini’s images captured this violence in the most literal way. His singular gaze has penetrated the darkest corners of our society.

It is a symbolic violence that accompanies the urban landscapes of Detroit and Saint-Denis, and which highlights the almost invisible power exercised daily by the powers over the weakest.

The photographs in the exhibition “Territories and Fates” show the versatility the photographer has to express his concerns for the photographic medium in all its forms and especially fashion photography. Loneliness and melancholy are highlighted with much poetry in his images of Greece, capturing again the social dynamics that surround us.

In the end, the work of Jérôme Sessini shows that spatial characteristics play a central role in the social gaps while asking the question of whether we can free ourselves from the conditions in which we were born.


Jérôme Sessini – Territoires et Destins
Until October 25
Magnum Gallery
19 rue Hégésippe Moreau
75018 Paris

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