Edition 2022




While there is no established definition, the idea of wild habitats, the term Léna Durr has chosen to describe the living spaces of the people she met, encompasses the complexity of her approach and the diversity of the situations she observed. The idea of wildness is the opposite of the notion of the conventional home and attests to a desire to lead an unconventional lifestyle. The wild is what we do not know, what has not been domesticated. In her portraits of people living in wild habitats, Léna Durr relies on ethnographic and documentary work to tell an intimate, caring story featuring pathways and non-mainstream lifestyles that are out of step with and run counter to imposed norms, unstable places where the ideas of wealth, happiness and free time are questioned.
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    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
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