For several years, Samuel Gratacap has been visiting territories that bear the traces of a precarious, temporary occupation, of a passage and of a contemporary history: that of the paths of exile on the Mediterranean rim.
Bilateral echoes the presence – real or suggested – of exiles on the French-Italian border, and the question of their passage through this transalpine sector.
It is also a work on the landscape, on both sides of the border, the one that separates and unites us in turn. Samuel Gratacap tried to put his eyes on it and to listen to the people he met, in an effort to criticize the media images and the traditional representations that are proposed.
Shortlisted for the book of the year Paris Photo – Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2023.
- 112 pages, 23 x 30 cm
- Softcover, silkscreen
- Poursuite Books, 2023.
- ISBN 978-2-490140-31-2