Marco Barbon


with an essay by Alan Jouffroy

2010, Linen hardcover with tipped-in image
Bilingual: Italian / French
17,5x22 cm, 48 pages
ISBN: 9788886795371

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Cronotopie arises from a reflection on the relationship between photography, time and space. Photographing with a Polaroid an anonymous space in which feathers and colored balloons materialize, Marco Barbon questions the ephemeral, focusing his lens on «everything that can vanish at any moment and disappear who knows where, as if the secret of life disguised itself in stealth».

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Marco Barbon
Born in Rome in 1972, Marco Barbon lives in France since 2001. After a PHD in Aesthetics of Photography at the EHESS in Paris, he took his first steps in the world of photography by working for five years in the staff of the Magnum Photos agency where he had the opportunity to collaborate, among others, with photographers like Harry Gruyaert, Bruce Davidson and Josef Koudelka. Since 2005 he has devoted himself to a personal photographic research which invests the photographic image as a border zone between reality and imaginary, document and fiction. The nature of photography as a trace as well as its ability to evoke the hors-champ and to represent the absence constitutes in particular the framework of his latest works. Author of the books Asmara Dream (Postcart, 2009; reissued in 2016), Cronotopie (Postcart, 2010), Casablanca (Postcart, 2011), Les pas perdus (Poursuite, 2014), Asmara (Be-Pôles, 2014), El Bahr (Filigranes, 2016) and The Interzone (Postcart, 2017), his photographs have been published in the French and international press. His works, regularly exhibited in France and abroad, are part of several public and private collections. Marco Barbon's work is represented by the Clémentine de la Feronnière gallery (Paris) and by the Galerie 127 (Marrakech).