A documentary work’s quality depends on the expression of the experience on which it is based, on editing and on writing to make it understandable. To Camille Fallet, photography has little value outside development and, as Walker Evans put it, its elaboration as “documentary lyricism”. In 2016, Fallet created a half-scale model of a five-cent portrait studio from a picture by Walker Evans: License Photo Studio, New York, 1934. Two years later, Fallet reassembled the model to photograph it as Evans shot the portrait studio in 1934. The result brings various equivalences and transpositions into play: a black and white image of a shop rebuilt in volumes and colors; a model of a portrait studio photographed as though in a studio; a studio that is the place where the photograph is shown.
Exhibition in partnership with Frac PACA.