Elsa Leydier

Elsa Leydier was born in 1988 in France. After studying languages, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 2012. After graduating in 2015, she came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she currently lives and works. In her photographic work, she aims to interrogate images that are used to define iconic places and territories, that she tries to show from other points of view, through the prism of alternative and lesser stories. Her work has been shown in numerous shows like in Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles, France), in Le Réverbère Gallery (Lyon, France), Chez Agnès b. and Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery (Paris, France), among others.

 

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Braços Verdes e Olhos Cheios de Asas

Through the process of construction and deconstruction of images representing the region of the Amazon, this work is an attempt to make a poetic and subjective representation of the Amazon.

By revisiting images (vernacular and press images that contribute to the construction of the imaginary of the place, along with photographs I took in the Amazon region), and by inserting them in a flux of montages, collages, and plastic interventions, the image of the Amazon appears then as a visual construction. A construction made of fragments extracted from glossy magazines pages and from an everyday-life paced by the rhythm of the flows of the Rio Negro and the Amazon River.

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To view more of Elsa’s work please visit her website.



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