Hospital Silence puts forward the outcome of several years’ work in the medical environment, in the shape of two books, published by Le Petit Camarguais Editors.
They just turn 80 is a series of portraits taken from the film of the same name, dedicated to the elderly.
Hospital Silence, is a compilation of images taken in the hospital environment, in care wards, in hallways and in recovering patients’ rooms. The photographer’s intention was paying tribute to the sick and to the medical personnel. In a classic documentary format (24×36 colour photographs) he seizes the faces in a respectful and unobtrusive manner. The minimalist, white and brilliant design brings to mind the aseptic hospital environment, and contrasts with the violence of certain scenes that take place daily in this setting an with the surprising colours that were captured. Produced under natural lighting (no flash), the images offer a and accurate and complete point of view of this medical universe, a haven, a transit hub, a gathering place, from birth to committal to the hazards of the emergency services. Bernard Kouchner, in the text that closes the book, calls forth the prowesses, the menaces and the contradictions of the hospital environment, and delivers an upbeat message.
2 book box set 16×25 cm
ISBN : 2-9518105-2-0