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Booksigning: Grégoire Eloy

24 March 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Friday March 24 from 6.30 pm

Grégoire Eloy will be at Micamera to launch his latest two books: OMALO (The Eyes Publishing, 2022) and Ressac (Images Plurielles, 2023).
Booksigning will follow!

OMALO presents a series of photograms by Grégoire Eloy made during a residency for the Tblisi Photo Festival, in Georgia between 2019 and 2020. The photographer questions time, memory and life in this recluse of the Caucasus, while continuing to propose his vision and to question the image itself.
Alternating photograms and their setting in situation, Grégoire Eloy shakes up our perception of what the image is: each shot leading to a photogram (action of the light of the flash on the photosensitive paper placed in the space) and to a view of the setting in situation (image captured by the camera).

 

 

Once one of the four largest internal seas in the world, the Aral Sea has been shrinking since the 1960s after the Amou-Daria river was diverted by Russia to water cotton fields. By 2007, it had declined down to 10% of its original size, destroying the fishing industry, employment, and modifying the local climate dramatically.
These images in Ressac were made on both sides of the Aral Sea, in Ouzbekistan and Kazakhstan, between 2008 and 2012; they document the lives of the communities making a living along its shores, whose existence is now seriously threatened by human greed.

 

The books:

The Eyes Publishing, 2022
Hardcover, 24 x 30 cm
96 pages, b/w photographs
English and French

You can buy it here

 

Images Plurielles, 2023
Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm
96 pages, color and b/w photographs
French and English text

You can buy it here

 

Born 1971, Grégoire Eloy has been a documentary photographer since 2003. He is a member of the French collective Tendance Floue since 2016. For 10 years, he traveled in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for long term projects on the Soviet legacy and the wars in the South Caucasus, notably his series Les Oubliés du Pipeline (2006) and Ressac (2008-2013).
Since 2015, he has been interested in our relationship to the environment and the wild during immersive residencies in natural environments: Residencies of the Guernsey Photography Festival (2016-2017), the Tbilisi Photo Festival (2018-2020), the Champ des Impossibles (2020-2022) and the festival l’Homme et la Mer du Guilvinec (2021). In 2022, his career is rewarded by the Prix Niépce Gens d’Images.

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Date:
24 March 2023
Time:
18:30 - 20:30
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Micamera
via Medardo Rosso 19
Milano, italy 20121 Italia
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