The series dedicated to the companions of Emmaus des Peupins in the North of Deux-Sèvres is for Élodie Guignard another way to beat the cards of the families of naturalist portraits which she usually stages. With the series The Magnificent, starting from a pictorial approach, the photographer wanted to question the episode of the Bible dedicated to the pilgrims of Emmaus. In artist residency, she offered modern-day companions Françoise, Julie, Ledka, Guy, Ludovic, Joël, Jean-Claude to stage themselves in their daily environment, a bric-a-brac of extraordinary costumes and objects. wacky. A moving encounter revealed here by the pen of Christine Barbedet, journalist, author and visual artist.cienne.
Trained at the National School of Photography in Arles, Élodie Guignard never stops questioning the art of portraiture. Aesthetic by requirement, but not aesthetic, the artist's photographs are never glossy paper. They reveal the beauty of being in its secret, most human dimension.umaine.
Authors: Christine Barbedet and Bernard Arru
Preface by Martin Hirsch
20 x 20 cm - 72 interior pages in color