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Elsa Leydier

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Elsa Leydier is a French artist, born in France, 1988. She lives between Lyon (France) and Rio (Brasil), shortlisted for the Photography HSBC Price 2018

During the exploration of territories which are foreign to me, on which I settle or that I travel at time, I am in search of stories; stories or images which will then nuance the dominant representations, put in wrong stereotypical images and iconic views of the territory.

My work is about visual representation of regions across Brazil and Latin America in general. While considering dominant and stereotypical representations, I try to nuance them, by reducing each work to their condition, or by revealing the flaws and limits.

I construct and manipulate my images, in order to propose the viewer not to submit themselves to the imposed point of view, but rather to step outside of themselves and view my work through the prism of other stories, in order to escape the dominant stereotypes of people and territories.

Elsa Leydier is a French artist, born in France, 1988. She lives between Lyon (France) and Rio (Brasil).

During the exploration of territories which are foreign to me, on which I settle or that I travel at time, I am in search of stories; stories or images which will then nuance the dominant representations, put in wrong stereotypical images and iconic views of the territory.

My work is about visual representation of regions across Brazil and Latin America in general. While considering dominant and stereotypical representations, I try to nuance them, by reducing each work to their condition, or by revealing the flaws and limits.

I construct and manipulate my images, in order to propose the viewer not to submit themselves to the imposed point of view, but rather to step outside of themselves and view my work through the prism of other stories, in order to escape the dominant stereotypes of people and territories.