FAUCON Bernard

Bernard Faucon was born in Provence in 1950.He studied philosophy and theology, then became one of the first artists to explore the world of staged photography. His work, begun in 1976, and ended it voluntarily in 1995, because he is convinced that the staging stage was the swan song of photography, the last stage before the reign of the pure, digital, advertising image. A time when people still believed enough in the truthfulness of photography to allow themselves the luxury of constructing "true fictions". Then, words, which had been there from the beginning, definitively took precedence over images, with two collections of poetic texts, "La peur du voyage" and "Été 2550", up to today's "work in progress" mixing texts and video.

Bernard Faucon by Jean-Claude Larrieux - 1985