Bernard Plossu: The Still Hour
Text by Juan Manuel Bonet, Ricardo Vazquez.
Born in 1945 in Dalat, South Vietnam, French photographer Bernard Plossu has traveled extensively throughout his life, immersing himself in the cultures of Chiapas in Mexico, the American West, India, the Aeolian Islands and Niger.
Bernard Plossu: The Still Hour gathers 106 images taken over the course of 30 years from Plossu’s travels in the South of France, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey. In these black-and-white snapshots, the omnipresent white light eclipses people in a visual exercise that reflects on the real dimension of landscapes and architectures; the images shape a timeless space in an almost surrealistic, dreamlike journey through time and light.
Widely regarded as a leading figure in French photography and long admired by generations of young people in France, Plossu is sure to transfix audiences internationally with his light-filled look into the slow-moving, sea-loving culture of the Mediterranean.