Conversations, Vol.1 is a collection of twenty-four interviews between Rémi Coignet and the great actors of contemporary photography. Daido Moriyama, Anders Petersen or Lewis Baltz look back on their work and unveil their conceptions of the photography book. As the interviews unfold, a geography of contemporary photography emerges.
Conversations with :
ADAM BROOMBERG & OLIVER CHANARIN
JEROEN KUMMER ET ARTHUR HERRMAN
LESLEY A. MARTIN
A simple observation sparked these conversations: once you get photographers talking about their work, they all have much to say. Sadly, though, we rarely seem to hear their voice in the media. I was thus deeply tempted to engage those whose work has inspired me.
These interviews are predicated by a choice—to consciously act as a reporter. I try, during thirty to forty-five minutes of conversation, to evoke an entire career. The conversation thus constitutes an artist’s snapshot of his/her practice at a given moment forthright, with no misgivings.