Video: Gilbert Garcin: a small man in a small world
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Nowadays, most people start taking photographs during their school years. Many already at the age of 15 see themselves as a great photographer. Gilbert Garcin became one when he turned 70. Instead of being a venerable retired grandfather, he created a small world full of symbols and allusions in his photographs.
Gilbert Garcin is one of those old people you want to be like when you get old yourself. He can be as iconic to concept photographers as Clint Eastwood is to the world of cinema, who made his best films in the 2000s, when he is already in his 70s. Gilbert is now in his 80s. It is also encouraging that Gilbert's photographs are unlike most modern photographs.
Gilbert himself is present at almost all works. Mostly one. You can ponder over his photographs for hours, but the main themes are obvious: a person is so negligible in this world, but for each such a small person there is one small world … It is not for nothing that at one of the jobs a person is inferior in size to a snail. There are also labyrinths, parallel lines, some woman (probably the wife, or perhaps the daughter of the master) and many other symbols, over each of which I want to think about.
Gilbert Garcin is stingy with words. At least there is little information about him and his life. On his website, in the biography section, there is only information about an impressive number of exhibitions. This year, his works have already been exhibited in galleries in Canada, France, Switzerland and other countries. Of course, this person has chosen the most excellent way to meet old age.
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