Inspired by documentary tradition, Yohanne Lamoulère captures life on the streets of Marseille with her Rolleiflex and traces the crevices left behind by the city’s extensive transformations. In 2005, she crossed the path of Raquel Rache de Andrade, co-director of the Biennale, because they happen to live in the same neighborhood.
Over the years, a deep complicity was established between the two artists as they each directed their creative gaze at the same subject: the body. In each of her photos, Yohanne frames all the humanity contained in a silhouette, in this case, that of the circus artist. For this new collaboration, Yohanne and Raquel are joined by Justine Fournier, a freelance graphic designer from the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and a collaborator of Tendance Floue, the photographers’ collective that Yohanne belongs to. Justine brings a different perspective using a new medium, collage.
Together, they have imagined a universe where circus, photography, and collage merge with poetry.
Yohanne Lamoulère has been photographing Marseille since 2009. Inspired by documentary tradition, she tells the story of the city through her Rolleiflex and captures its transformations and the life of the streets. Her photographic obsessions are inspired by young people, neighborhoods, social determinism, and the ability of certain people to escape from it. She often stays in the northern parts of the city, and today there are glimpses of a certain utopia in her work. Her photography is currently published by the publishing house Le Bec en l'Air.
She has been exhibiting her work since 2006, including at Gyptis et Protis at Le Merlan in Marseille in 2018; La Jeunesse en France through a CNAP-Ministry of Culture public commission in 2017; Faux-Bourgs Street photo Level and Alliance Française in Glasgow in 2016; La Dispersion du Sable as part of the Diaphane residence and publication in 2013; Bord à Canal, festival ImageSingulières in Sète in 2010; Les Damnés de la Serre at the Musée de la Mémoire Arménienne et de l'Immigration in Valence, and at the European Parliament in Brussels in 2007.
A graduate of the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg with a Master's degree in typography from the Université du Québec in Montréal, Justine Fournier has been a freelance graphic designer since 2000. She works mainly for the cultural sector, theaters, town halls, associations, and independent photographers.
In 2001, she joined the association Ne pas Plier in Ivry-sur-Seine and participated in creating the newspaper Existence! for APEIS, an association of unemployed and precarious workers. There, she met the collective Tendance Floue, which makes its photographic archives available and provides photographic support for community and cultural initiatives.
Since then, she has regularly collaborated with the photography collective, redesigning their visual identity and contributing to exhibitions and editorial projects, all with the common desire to create a living dialogue between images, texts, and graphic creations. Parallel to her commissioned work, she develops personal projects and creates images through drawing and collage.
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