“The image does not refer to painting but to something alive..”

Lise Sarfati is a French photographer known for her images of despondence in Russia and comparable the vacuousness of Los Angeles. Sarfati lived in Russia for the duration of the 90s, taking photographs of the homeless and broken youth, before turning her lens onto California for her “On Hollywood” series, focusing on the women who give up everything to realise their American dream.

Η Γαλλίδα φωτογράφος, Λίζα Σαρφάτι είναι γνωστή για τις καταθλιπτικές φωτογραφίες της στην Ρωσσία σε σύγκριση με το διαφορετικό αέρα του Λος Άντζελες. Η Σαρφάτι έχει ζήσει στην Ρωσσία κατα την διάρκεια των 90’s, και έβγαζε φωτογραφίες την άστεγη και διαλυμένη νεότητα, πριν γυρίσει τον φωτογραφικό της φακό στην Καλιφόρνια για το προτζεκτ της “On Hollywood”, όπου επικεντρώθηκε στην γυναίκα η οποία τα παράτησε όλα για το Αμερικάνικο όνειρο.

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The Yakovlev family, 1993

 

“ONE OFTEN WRONGFULLY COMPARES PHOTOGRAPHS TO PAINTINGS. THIS IS NONSENSE. THE IMAGE DOES NOT REFER TO PAINTING BUT TO SOMETHING ALIVE THROUGH WHICH PASSES SILENCE”

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Homeless children living in an underground passage, Moscow, 1992
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“I AM INTERESTED IN MARGINALITY, IN IMMATURITY, IN NAÏVETÉ, IN ILLUSION, IN FICTIONS, IN TRANSITIONS, IN THE FACT THAT AT A CERTAIN MOMENT IN LIFE THERE IS NO LIMIT.”

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Acta est,2007
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Emily, Sunset Boulevard

“SMOKING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND IN CALIFORNIA IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT. TO SHOW THAT ONE DOES NOT CARE, THAT ONE DOE WHAT ONE PLEASES DESPITE OBVIOUS HEALTH RISKS, IS ALREADY AN ACT OF PROTEST.”

 

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Method man and his wife
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