My father’s things

My father’s things
My father’s things

Éditions d’une rive à l’autre was born from the desire to create resonances between photography and the human sciences. “ For each book in our catalog, the starting point has always been the photographic work, from there, an author’s name appears obvious to us, or a discipline of the human and social sciences, which we identify for relevance. of the resonance of his words with photographic writing », says the editor, Patrick Rollier. Each published book thus welcomes the images of a photographer and the words of a sociologist, a historian, an anthropologist or a philosopher.

It is in this context that the title has just been published My father’s things. The photographer, Valérie Gondran, selected 19 objects that belonged to her dad, of which she took photos. These photos, which are works of art in themselves, are accompanied by captions specifying where the object was found. Here is an old party menu, found “ in a cardboard box, under the metal shelves, in the large cupboard “. There a small plastic tube which once contained photo film and which was reconverted to store change, recovered “ in the driver’s door storage compartment When asked how she made her selection, the artist replied: “ I estimated the value of certain objects in relation to moments in my father’s life. Those which represented a particular event, an attachment to one’s family, a habit, were selected in a very obvious way. »

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