Size: 13 x 18 cm
An essential figure in contemporary photographic portrait, in a new revised edition.
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Pierre Gonnord has photographed prisoners, monks, geisha, urban gangs, yakuza, mentally ill patients, ethnic minorities ... His images are an immense archive of life. Stimulating and revealing, his portraits lead the spectator towards contemplation — the primordial artistic act.
Gonnord’s surprising language, his characteristic dark backgrounds from which the faces of his protagonists emerge, his accurate capacity to express human feelings, his exhaustive and moving analysis of each mark on the skin, each wrinkle, gesture, tattoo and scar, have turned Pierre Gonnord’s enormous narrative potential into a benchmark when talking about contemporary photographic portrait.
Pierre Gonnord (Cholet, Francia, 1963) lives and works in Madrid since 1988. A self-taught photographer, at the end of 1998 he started his project on the human face with a series of portraits of western urban youth. Later on, he has broadened this personal project by approaching marginal individuals, ethnic minorities, etc.