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Ciel variable 106 – TREES, ICE, AND CLOUDS

Ciel variable 106 – TREES, ICE, AND CLOUDS

September 22, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — The complete content of CV106 is now available online including porfolios of Jocelyn Philibert, Alain Lefort, Denis Farley, essays about Uprisings, Josef Sudek and Elles Photographes, an interview with Luce Lebart as well as several recent exhibition and publication reviews…

Jocelyn Philibert, Arbres – Franck Michel, The Depths of the Landscape

Jocelyn Philibert, Arbres – Franck Michel, The Depths of the Landscape

September 15, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — For more than ten years, Jocelyn Philibert has been photographing trees at night. This near-obsession was triggered during a summer spent in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Having just acquired a small digital camera, he decided to go out and explore the vicinity of his cottage, photographing everything around him, after the sun went down…

Alain Lefort, Eidôlon – Francine Paul, Hunting for Landscapes in the Spring of Glacial Figures

Alain Lefort, Eidôlon – Francine Paul, Hunting for Landscapes in the Spring of Glacial Figures

September 8, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Since 2010, Lefort’s photographic series have evidenced his desire to go to increasingly remote regions alone to photograph natural phenomena; most recently, he has been intrigued by icebergs, huge in both dimensions and appeal…

Denis Farley, Espaces aériens – Daniel Fiset, Photographs Like Clouds

Denis Farley, Espaces aériens – Daniel Fiset, Photographs Like Clouds

September 1, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Espaces aériens marks a turning point in Farley’s aesthetic, developed since the 1980s, of working mainly in documentation of landscape and architecture. In this series, he gradually abandons horizontal composition and aims his lens upward, letting layers of clouds dictate the composition and perturb the unified reading…

Uprisings, Images Unleashed: An Archive of Resistance – Jill Glessing

Uprisings, Images Unleashed: An Archive of Resistance – Jill Glessing

August 25, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — Resistance to oppression takes many forms. Antonio Gramsci, incarcerated during Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship, struggled to understand the workings of power. Developing his concept of hegemony, published later in Prison Notebooks, Gramsci proposed that power is always in flux and unstable, hence always vulnerable to popular contestation…

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