Le Point du Jour, art center and publisher in Cherbourg presents an exhibition and a book by Maxence Rifflet entitled: Nos Prisons (Our Prisons).
Nos prisons is the result of work carried out over three years by Maxence Rifflet with prisoners from seven French prisons. At the start of the project, there was a question: how to photograph in a space kept under surveillance without doubling it, how to frame without enclosing it? The first response was not to be interested in confinement in general, but in particular places: photographing prisons, rather than the prison.
The establishment of a common practice is at the center of Maxence Rifflet’s work. Photography here is not just a recording tool; it is also the means and the stake of an interaction. Thus, prison architecture is not only the subject of this work; it is also the place where it was developed: it was a question of photographing not only prisons, but in prison, without denying the constraints that this implies and in collaboration with the prisoners.
Maxence Rifflet : Nos Prisons
Until October 10, 2022
Le Point du Jour
107, avenue de Paris
Wednesday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer, also open Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.