Contre-culture dans la photographie contemporaine
Michel Poivert


This book reveals the vitality of a new branch of contemporary photographic creation. For a generation, many photographers have been developing original practices, concerned with ethics and ecology. Far from embodying marginal experiences, these alternatives form on the contrary a powerful groundswell.

Some artists value old processes, a slow temporality and forms of co-creation. Many appropriate vernacular archives by hybridizing photography with manual arts like collage and embroidery. Still others amplify photography through installations.

Activism and poetry mingle to propose worlds where it is a question of materiality, gesture, reconciliation and resilience: it is in the body of photography that artists seek to reread the world and invent new ones, through utopias where the imaginary allows to go beyond the cult of images. By reconnecting to the tangible, photography enters a period of transition.

Textuel editions (with the support of Fondation Antoine de Galbert)
Author: Michel Poivert
Published in october 2022
French edition
22 x 28 cm
304 pages
ISBN: 9782845978690