French born in Brussels in 1961, Philippe Graton grows up among image-storytellers : Goscinny, Uderzo, Charlier or his father Jean Graton, sacred monster of comic books. Not shocking that since Graton was thirteen, his photographic work was already bonded with writing. A life with stories made of texts and images leads him from racetracks to movie sets via Vietnam, Cambodia or the Bosnian War he photographs for the Sygma agency.
From 2014 to 2019, Philippe Graton takes argentic pictures of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes ZAD and notes in his notebooks the reality of his everyday life. A unique testimony, different from everything we could have seen or heard about the ZAD, subjected to a book published for the exhibition. With more than eighty original photographs as well as a transcription of the author’s field notes, we follow it like an adventure.
Within the framework of the monographic exhibition Cabanes de Combat.
« Carnets de la ZAD », Filigranes Editions, 144 pages, 30 €, ISBN : 978-2-35046-482-4, published on 24 September 2019 www.filigranes.com/livre/carnets-de-la-zad/