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And then goes... Meeting Eric Franceschi

  • France
  • fr
  • en
  • 23'
And then goes... Meeting Eric Franceschi

Synopsis

And we are indeed invited to a meeting with, as its starting point, "Et puis s'en vont... [And then goes...]", a book that is home to many political photographs taken by French photographer Éric Franceschi. In the harsh Pre-Alps where he now lives, the photographer speaks simply to camera about his professional journey, his attachment to humans, to landscapes, to the so-called off-camera that he always included, the constraints of the commission. An unusual take, between press photographer and auteur, which reflects his way of being in the world.

What you will find in this film

His beginnings as a press photographer • An unusual take; an assumed point of view • Stories behind the snaps • His conception of politicians' portraits • His professional and personal commitment • Thirty-five years of political life in photography • Why use a wide-angle • Difficulties reconciling professional and personal work • To show differently • Resist the formatting of minds and clichés • Crossing techniques and eras • From analogue to digital, from black & white to colour • A photographer with varied interests • The job of a photography publisher • The constraints of the commission • The constraints of the market • Stepping back • Life after the press

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• ET PUIS S'EN VONT... Political Photographs - author : Éric Franceschi; Parenthèses Éditions; 2007

• MON OEIL - authors: Ariel Kenig, Éric Franceschi; Thierry Magnier Éditions; 2007