Atras del muro
Photographs by Stanislas Guigui
Foreword by Michel Philippot
Text by François Cheval
96 pages - 52 photographs
Bilingual book, french-english
Size: 24x30 cm (9.4x11.8 inches)
Living with their back against the wall. Men and women humiliated by life, eaten alive by drugs, never giving up. They know they are being tracked by the police, hunted by paramilitaries and, above all, haunted by agony. However in the Cartucho, the kingdom of elementary forces, something stronger arises; a powerful will to exist and survive through these trials to the end. Some smile when facing the camera, knowing that this does not make any sense. One after the other, lined up according to the photographer’s instructions, they emerge from luminous backgrounds, intensifying shapes and colors. By accepting the photographer's invitation, the outcasts show a pride and a form of lucidity that cannot be found anywhere, except in despair.