Nobody Believes That I'm Alive

@ Catiere, Alexandra



Presentation by Gwinzegal:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal]

"In this work, Alexandra Catiere confronts absence, and a presence that can no longer be, in a state of unstability where different times are placed on top of each other, merge and get mixed together.

Her photographs do not have a present, they invite us to put our daily life at a distance and it suddenly becomes insignificant and too conventional. And, what is beyond our certainties, reaffirmed day after day in our well-organized worlds, suddenly takes the appearance of a humanity that is bothering because it is repressed.

Day after day « we go on our way », so that we do not allow ourselves being « corrupted » by what is beyond our understanding.  Until chance, fate, or impromptu events come and puts down our beautiful constructions. Then our eyes can perceive again the complexity, the precariousness, the fragility of what makes us exist.

The strength in Alexandra Catiere's work is to put us in front of our selves, in front of the other, in an alterity that is neither commanding or peremptory. She entrusts us with her perception, like an invitation to never look away again."

NB : This title is long sold out at the publisher's

96 pages - Softcover

Gwinzegal, 2015

Format : 22 x 31.7 cm

New - Mint condition

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Catiere, Alexandra

Alexandra Catiere is a photographer from Belarus, based in Paris. She studied photography at the ICP, New York. The website of the Prix de l'Élysée indicatges: « Reviving the humanist tradition, her images portray sensations, atmospheres that she manages to capture. Without limiting herself exclusively to the genres of portraiture and reportage, Alexandra Catière considers the camera to be the instrument of her empathy for human nature and life. » She has published, among other photobooks, "Nobody Believes That I'm Alive" following a long-term residency at the Centre d'Art Gwinzegal in Brittany, France (Gwinzegal, 2015) and "Behind the Glass" (Chose Commune, 2018). © Portrait by François Goizé
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