Catherine Poncin is not, in the strict sense, a photographer. Rather, her activity qualifies her much better as a “post-photographer.” What does that mean ? Instead of photographing, Poncin re-photographs. The camera doesn’t serve for her to capture reality ; its vocation is not to “write light”; it is never used as a means of recording reality. Rather, it is a mechanical tool, devoted to borrowing, appropriation: already existing images, images belonging to the vast territory of the found world, available images that the black box will seize and which Poncin will make her photographic property, by adoption. “From the image by the image,” says the artist about her method, with sobriety.