Published by Le Bec en l’Air ten years after its completion, Steeve Iuncker’s Jeudi 15 h has just received the Prix Nicolas Bouvier. This is a harsh, head-on photo essay achieved with accuracy and clarity. In our contemporary, individualist society devoid of mysticism, death is looked over, forgotten, feared, caricatured, fantasized about, and sometimes rejected in favor of the tempting dream of immortality promised by science. But medicine has its limits, and all it can do here for Xavier is predict his approaching and inevitable death.
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