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Phémina Festival 2020 : Candice Cellier


Re – Les Réécritures de la Chair

Candice Cellier searches for the beauty in what we don’t want to see. She takes portraits of patients during their facial reconstruction process and photographs the ballet of the hands of surgeons performing these procedures in the operating rooms.
The Re – Les Réécritures de la Chair collection combines diptychs of surprising beauty and humanity: the delicacy of faces, damaged from birth, by an illness or an accident and the surgical act through a pictorial approach far from any documentary aspect. The aesthetic bias ends up anchoring the work of Candice Cellier in her references in the History of Art and Photography. The self-published book for this collection is released in November 2020.

Candice Cellier is an artist living in Paris, she graduated from La Cambre (Brussels). She has been photographing in operating theaters since 2006 and in particular in the Maxillofacial Surgery department of Pitié Salpêtrière since 2011. Her work explores Man’s relationship to the world, to the sacred, to his body; it focuses on the most personal, the darkest, the most off-beat aspects of these bodies that have become matter, in search of identity, in search of an existence of their own. In her latest series, currently in production, 127 °, she once again photographs people in search of identity, in transformation: teen girls. Femininity, in all its complexity, in all its variability, in all its beauty and individuality in the light of the group.

Instagram : @shotcany 




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