Starting from anonymous vintage silver gelatin photographs, collected with the care of an ethnographer, Johanna Calle creates what she calls “photographic drawings.” Her own gestures are added to the fleeting gesture that produced the original image. Little by little, she effaces its original features, delicately bringing out the signs of a buried history: a landscape reveals the lines of a musical staff, a face gives way to a polyhedron, a series of aerial photographs traces the silhouette of the canopy of the primeval rainforest.
Toluca Éditions + RM
528 pages – 21 x 30 cm
+/- 400 images
Trilingual edition : French, English and Spanish