Amman Image festival #4: Shadows

Mar 03, 2014


These black and white photographs, taken between 1920 & 1960 in Middle East, systematically include the shadow of the photographer. This presence underlines the sensitive relationship between the photographer and its subject, their proximity. If, usually, the shadow of the photographer does not appear in photography, in this series, it creates an intimate relationship between the “operator” and the viewer who seems to attend live the shooting of these moments,  yet already gone. SHADOWS stands as an ambiguous symbol of enigmatic traces, between presence and absence.