Photographs by Valerie Jouve.
Steidl, 2012. 240 pp., 300 color illustrations, 11½x9¾".
Man’s relationship with his surroundings is at the center of Valérie Jouve’s work. Her choreography of figures in an
urban environment brings to mind pictures of classic street photography yet Jouve has developed fictitious “areas” at
the junction of her topographic interests and her photographic research on human presence. Genres and photographic
methods gradually become interlocked in her works, prompting fundamental questions about photographic