Dans les plis du vieux village
My project “Dans les plis du vieux village” * is the subject of a book by CORRIDOR ELEPHANT Editions Paris.
The project lasted three years, from 2017 to 2019, in the narrow streets of the historic center of Saint-Maximin la Sainte-Beaume in the South of France. The millenary village has been neglected for a long time and maybe for this reason it has escaped the "modernization". Fascinated by what is threatened with disappearance but also by the resilience of beings and things, I wandered over the days between the walls. I was dazzled by the play of light and shadow created by the harsh sun of Provence. These contrasts in the photographic sense echoed the contrast between the tiredness of the walls, those of people sometimes, and the energy of life.
Printed on 170 g semi-matt coated paper "Dans les plis du vieux village » is published in a participatory edition, limited, numbered, signed and certified by a cold stamp. The edition reached 215 %. 160 copies have been printed and sent to the contributors at the end of February 2020.
A few copies are still available on the bookshop of Corridor Elephant's website :
* "In the folds of the old village”