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The exhibition presents a hundred photographs from Grégoire Korganow and his work done in twenty French prisons. Without pathos and away from the anecdotal personal history, his photographs are both sensory and very specific about the confinement.
Grégory started to work on this series in 2010 first working with Stéphane Mercurio on his film À l’ombre de la République. From January 2011 to January 2014, he penetrates several centre of incarceration in France. He visits nearly twenty prisons and remains between five to ten days in each prison.
He is able to photograph everything, inside the cells, the exercise in the yard, the visiting rooms, the showers, even the solitary confinement (punishment block) ... Days and nights without any places forbidden.
He tries to take picture of the reality of incarceration, and shows the ordinary: loneliness, overcrowd, discomfort, sometimes violence that occurs in the shade of the exercise yards.