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Le roman photo-documentaire

Born in 1973 in Nantes, Vincent Jarousseau, graduated in History of Art at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. After his studies, his political commitment led him to become attaché parlementaire, occupation he held until 2014. In 2001 he was elected in the 14th arrondissement of Paris and became deputy mayor. He was reelected in 2008. In 2014, he chose not to commit for a third term and decided to turn a page turning professionally to his lifelong passion, namely photography. Self-taught, political and social subjects are his favorite themes. He is particularly interested in the radicalization of the workers class. For two years, Vincent had a few publications in Libération, Les Echos, La Croix, Le Monde and XXI. He is a member of Hans studio Lucas.

Praised by Agnès Grégoire - Photo Magazine

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Vincent Jarousseau
Vincent Jarousseau - Comexposium

Photography by Vincent Jarousseau is surprisingly strong for a photographer who is in the profession for two years. Going to meet the electorate of the Front National, back in the cottages and dine with them to better understand and witness is also a less common approach that meetings of photography. The intensity of the looks he manages to capture in his signature already. But if we present today as a candidate for Zoom 2016, is the originality of the form of his narrative: a photo story, particularly successful and somewhat distant from the contents of his more famous predecessor We both. The FN BP (band-photographic), it's unheard of! In March 2014, the Front National won the municipal elections in 12 cities of over 10 000 inhabitants. A few weeks after Vincent Jarousseau first met historian Valerie Igounet, who just released his book "Le Front National, de 1972 à nos jours", Threshold. They decided to hire a documentary long-term work on three of these cities, Hénin-Beaumont, Hayange and Beaucaire. It is a story in miniature, of France managed by the "FN" they want to put forward, the men and women whose portraits faced about, transcribed faithfully. This story, they have to "touches" in the lives of these cities. For this, they chose the novel photo-documentary, or rather the band artifact in support of that narrative. The story is built around sequences where there are voters and elected National Front, but also voters and opponents.

An excerpt of this work (about Hayange) was published in January 2016 in the journal XXI.