EXHIBITION BY JULIEN HAIRAULT
23 March – 7 April 2017
Julien Hairault is interested in the traces left by Men around them to communicate, sell, inform, entertain… He explores the roads looking for details and marks of forgotten and abandoned landscapes around us. The matter of his work comes from street corners and on by the roadside: closed shops, disused buildings, empty places, or abandoned constructions of the past. Useful or not, these forgotten signs affect our territory and its landscape. Julien only works with analogue medium format cameras to keep physical tracks of subjects impacted by time.
“1969-1977” is a series that reminds us that unnecessary projects have always existed. In 1969 was built in the French department of Loiret a test strip for a new monorail that was supposed to go between Orléans and Paris. After a fews years of tests including a world speed record around 430km/h, the project was abandoned and the construction disused in 1977.
Born in Western France in 1984, Julien Hairault is a self-taught photographer. He also works as cultural coordinator with high school students, especially about movies.JULIENHAIRAULT.COM