Lutte is the construction of a photographic subject, sensitive and humane, which took place over a period of three years. By practicing a true “photography d’auteur,” Nicolas Lévesque precisely tracks the authenticity of the moment. Lutte displays passionate wrestlers, as well as an intriguing audience, equally enthusiastic.
“Here, a contorted face, an overplayed pain, a paroxystic trait; there, a tangle of limbs, a mass of human material. Sometimes, a fleeting emotion captured on a spectator’s face, this luminous impression of being part of a big show, of experiencing justice’s pantomime, a universal passion expressed in its most dramatic outburst.” (Excerpt from De la photographie d’auteur: Pour une archéologie du visible [“On Photography d’Auteur: Towards an Archaeology of the Visible”], a text by Max-Antoine Guérin.)
24 pages, 978-2-923530-64-2, $11.43