Photo Graphias by Johanna Calle
Starting from anonymous vintage silver gelatin photographs, collected with the care of an ethnographer, Johanna Calle creates what she calls “photographic drawings. »
Her own gestures are added to the fleeting gesture that produced the original image. Little by little, she effaces its original features, delicately bringing out the signs of a buried history: a landscape reveals the lines of a musical staff, a face gives way to a polyhedron, a series of aerial photographs traces the silhouette of the canopy of the primeval rainforest.