The Frontier 31/10/2020 – 14/12/2020
October 30, 2020… Beginning of the second period of general sanitary confinement in France. Like everyone else, I will have to stay at home and find myself stranded in Paris, where I live. By strictly complying with the common instructions, I envision documentary photographic work carried out only on the perimeter limit of one kilometer around my home – and for the legal duration of one hour of authorized exit.
Transform this constraint into an opportunity, act rather than suffer.
I imagine a particular system of shooting and each day, provided with my certificate of exceptional displacement, I will go to visit a place of the limits of my territory.
It is this Frontier that I am going to discover. What is there to see on this line, which I normally cross without being aware of?
This Frontier revealed, I will survey it daily throughout this period, photograph it, then on my return, note on a map the exact locations of the shots.
Here, along this theoretical, but ultimately very real, dividing line, I have tried to make interesting places, situations, that would not have caught my attention in a normal period.
Non-existent on a daily basis, they are revealed by the existence of the Frontier.
Jacques Graf, January 2021
Jacques Graf Begins in 1984 by photographing every Friday evening the set of the cult show “Apostrophes” in Paris. Published in 2019 by Nuit Noire under the title “Apostrophés”. From 1994 to 2007, photographer at Madame Figaro and Agence Editing. In 2008, joined FEDEPHOTO, a self-managed association of photographers.
In 2012, participated in the creation of Divergence-Images, of which he was the President until 2017. He divides his time between commissions for the press and for companies. His personal works are visible in festivals and exhibitions (Printemps Photographique de Pomerol 2016, Vannes photo 2019, Arles 2019, MAP Toulouse 2020).
Exhibition presented within the framework of the Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay.
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