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  • Patrick Faigenbaum

    Galerie de France

    Since 1999, guided by the historian Joan Roca, Patrick Faigenbaum has been photographing the outskirts of Barcelona, particularly Besòs, a waterfront neighborhood of mixed ethnicity that is in the midst of transition. From this methodical survey of the terrain come urban tableaux that sketch quasi-documentary descriptions of the area and its inhabitants—their habits (shopping at the market, the promenade at the end of the day), their gathering places (the café, the restaurant), and an endless number of unfinished narratives.

    As exhibited here, color images alternate with black-and-white,

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