TITLE: In the streets of Cuba
Life,in the streets of Havana or Trinidad,seems to be suspended. From one end of the city to the other,time stretches,eternal,freezing beings in their environment. In an unstable equilibrium between a deep attachment to its history and the hope of a better future,the island with a thousand faces presents itself to the visitor as a window open on a world at the crossroads. In choosing black and white,Corinne Wargnier denude of their usual ornaments the scenes of the daily life of the Cubans to give only to see the essential. A serie inhabited by anonymous people that she lets express herself in front of her camera. A look, a gesture, a posture. Strong tones and play of light seem to sculpt everyday life like a serie of paintings telling a story, asking questions about the essential, even if the interpretation remains free. A work of immersion in the long run in the pure lineage of humanist photography,which refers,under our attentive glances,to the fundamentals.
AUTHOR: Corinne Wargnier (France)
Corinne Wargnier was born and lives in Paris. Favouring street photography she explores cities, capturing innocuous actions as if the street was a stage and its inhabitants the actors. The street allows her to incorporate a wide range of situations, a social and cultural melting pot. Her work comprises grace captured in a fleeting moment, drama and mystery as well as humour with a documentary style, enriched along the course of her urban wanderings.
Black and white suits the emotion of her attentive compositions. The density and the wealth that emerge from shots in black and white meet all her needs.Corinne Wargnier is also a novelist. Her camera has not been abandoned, she continues to persue her endless quest of people and places, where chance and instinct call out to her.
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