Brigitte Grignet from the Vu photo agency is exhibiting “Chiloé-La Cruz del Sur”, a project on a group of islands in southern Chile that she has been photographing for 7 years. She also gave us this text.
“Over the past 20 years, I’ve been on countless boats, planes and buses. Some I have missed. My camera has always been with me. Photography helps me confront the world, and others. When I look at my images, they sometimes seem to emanate from dreams. But they tell me that one day I stood there, and these fragments of life are mine. I have this irresistible urge to escape to the edges of the world. Places where time is still and people follow an ancestral way of life. Every day you see and hear so many things. It is as if a story is being told to us, never finished, with a thousand and one details. Suddenly, it’s a surprise. One thing and another, an emotion. Life has moved, and the astonishment is there. In these moments of acute awareness, the world seems a new place. The images seem to create a universe of their own. In the solitude of these moments, deeply anchored in the present, I am more aware than ever that today will never happen again.” – Brigitte Grignet
It is in this personal vein that Brigitte describes so well that she carries out her photographic work. This is the case of Chiloé-La Cruz del Sur, the first series presented in this exhibition, which is completed by Present Perfect, a selection of photographs from her various travels.
Chiloé-La Cruz del Sur
from January 06 to March 1, 2023
Théâtre La passerelle
137 boulevard Georges Pompidou
05000 Gap, France