Landscape political issues
With Anne-Marie Filaire, Geoffroy Mathieu, Bertrand Stofleth, Cyrille Weiner and Vasantha Yogananthan
At first sight, the idea of landscape seems purely aesthetic. Yet, Lewis Baltz established it with strengh by his work. Photograph the landscape or architecture is oustandingly political "owing to the cynic commodification of living conditions". The landscape is also political by another dimension : it is whithout doubt the photographic genre that is the most compatible with the public order. The DATAR mission in which Lewis Baltz contributes is one of the most emblematic.
Five photographs, Anne-Marie Filaire, Geoffroy Mathieu, Bertrand Stofleth, Cyrille Weiner and Vasantha Yogananthan exchange views about their practice and on the political issues of the territory representation.
Critic, publisher and graphist, Rémi Coignet hosts the blog Des Livres et des photos sur LeMonde.fr. He is a member of the editorial committee of the review The Eyes. His texts are often published by many magazines.