Cyril Abad grew up in a non-practicing Catholic family environment and, after having half-heartedly validated certain stages of the Christian “curriculum”, experienced a form of emancipation. Despite everything, the religious question has always aroused his curiosity. In 2016, while trying to find new ideas for reporting, he plunged back into reading Douglas Kennedy’s documentary story, In god’country published in 1993, a real mocking immersion in the world of Christian fundamentalism along the Bible Belt, in southern United States. When he walks the streets of Tenderloin, he is looking for C. Card, the looser detective, an unusual character in Richard Brautigan’s A Private in Babylon, and when he walks under the humid and fragrant foliage of the Appalachian forests. , that’s because Ron Rash’s words got him there. At the origin of Cyril Abad’s reporting, there is always an American author accompanied by his stories that shape the photographer’s irrepressible attraction to a territory. When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in November 2016, a New York Times infographic revealed the overwhelming vote of evangelists. This component which...
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