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Yves Trémorin

Galerie De Photographie De La Bibliothèque Nationale

It was the model rather than the photographer who came to the opening of this exhibit. She was there from the very beginning, alone, studying the images—her images—from a distance, with a mix of intensity and apparent satisfaction. Her hair was slightly longer now, and her body, so very naked and vulnerable on the wall, was enveloped, protected literally from neck to toe. But the face was the same, and her presence only served to confirm (if such a confirmation was necessary) that these photographs are the result of no ordinary collaboration.

The model, we are told, is a friend of the photographer, Yves Trémorin: her name, as the title of the series indicates, is Catherine. And she is ill, disabled, confined to the wheelchair in which she made her way around the gallery at the opening. The body that she bares before the camera is scarred from surgery: her legs are withered, her face often

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