Praised by Dimitri Beck - Polka Magazine
The Ardennes. The name evokes a dark, deep forest. The department crossed by the Maginot Line. It is in this remote corner of France and forgotten that Pablo Baquedano goes for three years. Poetry in his black and white. A light in the middle of trouble. But also for the unusual and the extra in the ordinary. At dusk, the Toulouse Pablo captures bursts of light and life, where bodies and faces shine in the middle of a range of gray. Over the seasons, Pablo reveals a not so dark country. We hear the laughter of children, music and songs of seniors. Hammers Steelworkers. A photographic story-going with a strong social dimension. This work is part of the project "France view from here," carried by the appointment Photographic image Singular in Sète and the online newspaper Mediapart which supports Polka.