STÉPHANIE SOLINAS

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Déserteurs
[Deserters]
Sentinelles
[Sentinels]
2008-13
Series of 3 photographs
B&W analogue prints on baryta paper
60x73cm


Realized at the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, Déserteurs is a form of response to the works of 3 famous men who are buried there : Valentin Haüy (1745-1822), the first school teacher for the blind, Félix Tournachon known as Nadar (1820-1910), the famous portrait photographer, and Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914), the inventor of judicial anthropometry. Physical as well as conceptual “sentinels” for Déserteurs, Stéphanie Solinas photographed their tombs.