First edition by Des Oiseaux by Bernard Plossu (2018)
First impression in new condition (text is in French)
Flat signed by Bernard Plossu to title page
Published by Atelier EXB
About Des Oiseaux
Bernard Plossu is a renowned French photographer, particularly known for his work in travel photography. He captures furtive moments through his lens, such as those where birds are flying in huge swarms or caught alone, and standing proudly in the middle of a puddle, or gliding high up in the sky, among the peaks. Here, the photographer looks at birds with tenderness and curiosity. This is a gaze which underlines fantasy and a “surrealistic” approach, as explains the critic Francesco Zanot about his images. The flight fascinates the photographer, obsessed with the euphoric speed of swallows as well as the hypnotic inertness of large raptors drifting through the wind at high altitude. Plossu’s photographs allow us to see fragments of the world, a world in which birds have reinvested our environment. As a result, this publication is part of the Des Oiseaux (On birds) collection that celebrates, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. The photographs are accompanied with a special essay by ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre, which underlines a fundamental aspect of bird life: migration as brought by Plossu’s photographs to light.
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