Matthieu Brouillard, Les cadavres anticipés – Jean-Pierre Vidal, Le regard atterré et l’envol de l’imaginaire

[Fall 2006]

This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

With the real artificiality, the true “falseness,” of his images, Matthieu Brouillard eloquently captures the imagination while deflecting the spectator’s regard toward what must be called a reflection on the very essence of photography. His large photos seem to combine what is held out as realistic reporting with a playful staging that refutes this evidence by producing at the same time a “play within a play” of photography and its history.