The Image of the Silk Road - Tianshui Photography Biennale

The Muslims

Christian Courrèges

Christian Courrèges is specialized in portraits of individuals belonging to groups and sometimes more informal groups. In each set, the artist isolates the subject of any decor. The image is framed exclusively on the individual who is identified by an attribute or a suit related to its function or condition.
Through his photographs, Christian Courrèges works on the tension between the belonging to a particular group and the affirmation of the identity, between authenticity and the “Social Mask”. He starts to work on it in 2007 and it is still on progress. The series “Muslims” paints the portrait of Muslims people met in London, Paris and Constantine.

Dimanche, 2016, juin 12