In his series "My aunt Juliette", Denis Dailleux sees his gaze returned in a unique and playful way by his great-aunt. The dialogue between the two protagonists is a constant exchange, making the series appear like a power play. This aunt Juliette is a strong character: she plays the queen, poses as a peasant, appears as grandmother, defies her age which shows her fragility, all the while maintaining her rebellious gaze. She confronts the photographer and claims the camera's visual field as rightfully hers. What a portrait! A true queen of hearts!
(Text: Clervaux - cité de l'image / English translation by N. Linden)
Update: Due to the current health crisis of COVID-19, the exhibition of Denis Dailleux's photographs in public space has been extended for 3 months, until 10 July 2020.(subject to change)