EXPOSITION from the 30 JULY to the 15 August 2021
COLLECTIF LES ALTERNATI _ Aux confins du Delta
Alain GIRAUD _ Sophie GIOTTI _ Philippe GARCIN MARCON
Gilles THEODORE _ Pascal BOUSQUET
The Rhône Delta, or Camargue Delta, has always been an incredible source of inspiration for the photographers of our collective, even before meeting, each of us walked the cross roads of this wild territory.
"You have to love solitude to be a photographer" said Raymond Depardon. Also, how not to be attracted by its great wilderness and the possibility offered to us, in the early morning, to sometimes travel hundreds of kilometers without meeting anyone, or if perhaps, a white horse, or a caravan, parked randomly on a road.
It is our Eldorado, a breath, a Delta that each of us crosses from side to side, alone or with others, without being able to get tired of its grazing light on the immense wetlands, constantly changing according to the time of day. the day or the season. An approach that is both poetic and timeless, reinforced by the use of old and alternative processes, the hallmark of our alternative photography collective, Les Alternati.
Charcoal prints, toned or painted cyanotypes printed on paper or glass, original polaroids, LOMographies, a varied panel of processes which offers us a formidable field of experimentation to reinterpret in 2021, with processes dating for some from the middle of the 19th century, our photographic wanderings on the borders of the Delta.