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Camille Hervouet, Valentine Vermeil, Nicolas Frémiot and Yannick Labrousse

Foreword by Anne De Mondenard



80 pages
160 x 220 mm
ISBN 9782918960072


The result of a collaboration between LaMétive, a place of residence located in the Creuse, and the Poursuite editions, Residences is a collective work bringing together the 4 works carried out by Camille Hervouet, Valentine Vermeil, Nicolas Frémiot and Yannick Labrousse between 2008 and 2009 during their stay in Moutier d’Ahun.

The most beautiful photographic commissions are akin to the conquest of sites, lands, monuments, communities, as many places closer to virgin land than to the teeming megalopolis. And the men and women, who sometimes appear on the images are anchored in their landscape, they are like roots, far from the cities where city dwellers run, bustle, ignore each other. You have to keep this climate in mind when you discover the workby Nicolas Fremiot, Camille Hervouet, Yannick Labrousse and Valentine Vermeil. These four photographers spent several weeks, in 2008 and 2009, in a village in Creuse, Moutier d’Ahun, 173 inhabitants. Welcomed in residence within the LaMétive association, they multiplied the escapades around, took the side roads, to give the feeling of a rural country with flexible borders and to translate the spirit of those who animate it. This book illustrates nothing, demonstrates nothing, but it helps to perceive, to feel, to dream, to appropriate. It combines four artistic experiences, which together define a spirit of resistance, both photographic and political, a spirit that refers to other collective experiences of the past while registering in a very current method of making images.

About the Artists
Camille Hervouet was born in 1984. She lives and works in Nantes. Based on the three subjects: nature, architecture, inhabitant, Camille Hervouet’s photographs question issues related to the territory.

Valentine Vermeil completed a diploma in graphic design at ENSAD in Paris in 1999, then chose photography and began working for graphic designers, companies, publishing houses and for the press in 2001. At the same time, Vermeil produced documentary photographic work in the long term and they lead educational workshops for various structures. Winner of the Neuflize Staff Prize in 2012 for their BAB-EL series.

About the Publisher
Poursuite is a french-based publisher directed by Benjamin Diguerher focused on photography and related topics.

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