Urban - NOMINEE: berangere fromont
Photo © berangere fromont
Except the clouds
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Athens is an oxymoron city. Its flamboyant mythological heritage coexists with its dark and dramatic political-economic situation. Its sun shines with a thousand lights but crushes its streets. It is a blinding light that reveals its violence and its twilight faces. And yet we feel a life force much more intense than elsewhere. The idea of resistance takes on its full meaning. Bodies tirelessly rise up to face the chaos of history as one. In permanent revolution.
My project is to give an account of this oxymoron in images, but also of the complexity of the contemporary in its different layers. With this phrase of Walter Benjamin always in mind, as an invisible and obsessive thread, seek light in the ruins of Attica. In a landscape where nothing was recognizable, except the clouds, and in the middle, in a field of forces crossing tensions and destructive explosions, the tiny and fragile human body.
Bérangère Fromont is a French photographer. Born in Martigues in 1975, she lives and works in Paris. Her images are exhibited in France and Europe (Festival Circulation(s), Photo Saint Germain, Manifesto, Les Boutographies, Prix de la Maison Blanche, Photonai, Sept Off Nice) and shown in various web and paper publications( The Smell of Dust, der Greif, Yet, BKN, Co-Curate, Fisheye, Die Nacht,Mouvement, l'Intervalle, Void). A book was published by André Frère Editions in 2015, a fanzine with September books in the beginning of 2018. And a new one is coming and will be published by Void with the french Institute of Athens.