Wilting Point

@ Daniels, William



Presentation by Editions Imogène :

"In looking back at 10 years of international reporting, William Daniels connects the fault lines of our planet and throws the transfixed reader into chaos.

In botany, « wilting point » describes the threshold below which the humidity content in the ground does not allow a plant's survival. It withers, beofre dying if the hostile conditions persist. In our world, there are other wilting points, feverish in-betweens that maintain a thin link between life and death.

Reporters, because they catch and display a world in motion, are looking for these unstable points of balance. They delve into chaos and, documenting the roar, try to understand it. William Daniels, documentary photographer, has been working for over ten years in these territories of conflict, these sensitive areas. Kyrgyz revolution, civil wars in Central African Republic, exodus of the Rohingya people, Kashmir, former Soviet Union republics, etc. If these situations seem to have nothing in common, many of them however relate to confused identities, to a lack of balance expressed through recurring tensions that appear unsolvable and that can even have repercussions outside of the country of origin.

Along the sixty photographs present in this book, a dialogue opens up, based either on mending fences or on confrontation. Amplified, the tension is tangible but always connected to a ephemeral and fleeting beauty. Everything is wait in the hopes of an outcome; or in the fear of an even more uncertain future."

Introduction and captions (grouped at the end of the book) in French and English.

This book is the companion to an exhibition held in the winter 2019 at Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris, and in the spring 2019 at La Vieille Eglise, Mérignac, France.

144 pages - Softcover

Editions Imogène, 2019

Format : 21.5 x 29.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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Daniels, William

William Daniels is a French documentary photographer and journalist. He works for the daily press and magazines such as National Geographic. He has been awarded numerous awards (Word Press) and grants (Getty, Tim Hetherington). He published - among others - "RCA" in 2017 (Editions Clémentine de la Féronnière) and "Wilting Point" en 2018 (Editions Imogène). © Photo by Martin Colombet taken from the artist's French Wikipedia page