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Les chemins de l'école

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 30 September 2015 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Bajina Bašta - In town (Zlatiborski), Serbia

La chaleur perçait des trous jaunes dans l’air d’été. L’école n’était pas épargnée. On y voyait des élèves en tenue de tous les jours briller dans l’ombre des rues. C’est qu’ici, on brillait dans la rue plutôt que derrière des pupitres poussiéreux ; la réalité prenait le pas sur les promesses.

Heat was drilling yellow holes in the summer air. The school wasn’t saved from that. We could see pupils in the everyday outfit shine in the streets’ shades. Here, one was shining in the streets rather than behind a dusty desk; reality was taking over the promises.

From inside cultures, people and countries, Léon wants to reflect the world as it is. With and without lines, Léon tries not to lie about what he sees and lets know what people express, and what landscapes tell. Photographic work processed with films (Ilford HP5, XP2, FP4, Pan 100 & Pan 50, Portra 800, 400 & 160, Velvia 100 & 50, Sensia 100, Ektar 100, APX 100, Fomapan 200, Tri-X 400, Rolleï 400, BW400CN & Superia 400) by Nikkormat FS, 1968 & Praktica MTL5, 1984.