In 2014, the rythm for the pupils in France has changed. In some schools, teachers and municipalities had succeeded to organize some period of time dedicated to culture, sport etc. In that path, I have been invited to spend a complete year in a school, once a week i was visiting the kids (from 8 to 10 years old) and we were doing photography.
One year of artistic residency in the village of Les Houches to let the kids discover the medium of photography (they participated to the photo festival SHOOT!) to create project, to make their own pattern and appropriation of the writing...
> New rythm in school, new calendar, a door open to another approach of the school.
Anecdotes... A handmade book will follow, with the pictures of the kids, the words of Dorothy Shoes and my love.
> A look put on the landscape and the place of the human in it... Today an attractive stroll of images in very large format in the village.
A very deep and rich experience on the human plan of course but also in the creative aspect. I've learn A LOT from the children... I am sooooo glad!
This project is the fruit of a cooperation between: Municipality of Les Houches, the periscolar center of the school, the museum Maison de la Mémoire, the Archives of Chamonix and Image Temps
It is a very deep emotion to see the very first publication of my latest photographic serie about my father, Rene, coming out in Dilengo magazine.
A big thanks to Douglas, and to Manu as well... and of course to my family from where this serie is born.
A very sweet moment in St Jorioz, next to Annecy lake.
Selected by Leica director, I've been exhibiting my photographic work at Marion and Bruno's house who clean it up for this artistic occasion, a really great exchange. It was very emotive to show my photographs at their place surrounding by other great artists Thierry, Sylvie and Laurent. I am really glad.
H A P P Y to see the work made with the 6 years old children beeing featured on the website of the RENCONTRES D'ARLES -
Our photos will be exhibited in Arles during the festival this summer This experience was fantastic for me for many reasons: the pedagogy with such small kids, their interest, their motivation to get involved into our project, the communication and the implication of the teacher and the entire school. They all gave me a lot, I am very gratefull.
EXPOLAROID in Belgium, it's over.... - A warm thank you to the organization *