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Organized by François-Xavier Seren and named “C’est quoi ce travail…” (“what do you call this…”), this first exhibition thrown at the very heart of the Groupe Transition’s headquarters from the 15th of October till the 26th of November 2010 shows the portraits of 17 men and women on their workplaces. “Photography is an art that requires a technical mastery, a sensibility and a vision. It is the convergence of these three elements that determines the success of a good picture. The Groupe Transisiton, beyond the technical mastery, always favours the human being. It really is this human dimension of work, that we were willing to share thanks to François-Xavier Seren’s look”, says Béatrice Louvet, CEO of the group. This documentary report, which François-Xavier Seren started shooting in 2008 with men and women from various social backgrounds, combines photographic portrait and testimony. Three questions were asked to every subject: What does work represent for you? Have you chosen your job? How long (roughly) do you spend working? “It doesn’t matter if the job is a passion, a vocation, a necessity or an absolute chore: their perception of work expresses above all their relationship with the society they live in. Each testimony read between the lines reveals ideals, conditionings, commitments and frustrations”, says François-Xavier Seren.
About François-Xavier Seren: Press photographer since 1980 for Point de Vue, Image du Monde, Vogue Homme, VSD or Le Figaor Magazine, deliberate nomad with his camera as only travel companion, François-Xavier’s work is at the same time a report and a documentary. Mainly working on black and white, he wants to show the particularity of each group (aristocracy, bourgeoisie, peasantry, working-class…) and of each individual in his “community” (Compagnons du Tour de France, Demoiselles de la Légion d’Honneur…).
Sponsor : Groupe Transition, Intérim et recrutement
Du 15/10/2010 au 26/11/2010
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