Olivier Amsellem was born in Marseille in 1971. He now lives and works in Paris. Like a deep scar running through his life, he speaks of the paradoxical feelings that appear in his photographs with detachment and fidelity, love and enmity, severity and irony. A nonconformist exile longing for his country, Amsellem delivers a vivid and uncompromising portrait of a working-class city: Marseille, built from the accumulation of time and the appropriation of space.
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