« Revealing the Shadows, a social, human and artistic vision of foreigners living in the shadow of Paris. »
Victor, 29 years old, who lived before in Montpellier and is nowadays a new Parisian
The « Light Art » & Concept
« Revealing the Shadows – Portraits of the New Parisians » is a photographic series that seeks to provide a glimpse of the foreigners who come to create the face of worldwide cities. The artist asked them to illustrate their portrait in a word, only one, in the language of their choice that best summarizes their life in Paris. This word was written with a flashlight while he took their portraits in the dark.
The idea for the project came from his personal experience, as 80% of the people that the artist knows in Paris are foreigners. He also experienced the difficulty for a foreigner to integrate into an unknown metropolis, to adapt, and to break the language barrier and socialize in an environment reluctant to share.
So why not let these new citizens express themselves and get them out of the shadows? Who are these foreigners? How do they live? What does Paris mean for them? They are here, they exist … it is for us, as a spectator, as a Parisian, to bring them into broad daylight and to reach out to them.
This is the starting point of this beautiful cosmopolitan adventure.
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