American Puzzle



American Puzzle

Past: February 3 → April 5, 2012

In the wake of the mastery of twentieth century photographers, how can a photographer today photograph the U.S.A? Jean-Christophe Béchet chooses to answer this recurring question from a personal perspective—that of the inquisitive traveler.

Neither reporter nor photojournalist, he has opted for the professional profile of the visitor on foot who passes through places and follows his path checking out memories and putting his knowledge to the test of reality. He attempts to tell the story of a country that over time has become increasingly battered and bruised.

This show highlights Béchet’s photography—over thirty photographs— a kind of photographic sampling of his seventeen trips to the States over the period ranging from 1996 to 2011. Most of the photographs are printed by Roland Dufau using the Cibachrome process.

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The artist

  • Jean Christophe Béchet