Darkroom is a pretext.
Meeting of bias, this cooperative is the desire of photographic photo-journalists present the various facets of their work.
Bias, because that’s all-bias: It is not objective information, the look is a distorting prism. Everything is subject to choice and photography is no exception. Beyond a simple technique, which according to Nadar is “within reach of the last of idiots,” the moment of shooting is a matter of sensitivity where everyone has a vision of the “decisive moment”.
Excuse, because, what connects photographers darkroom is more personal affinities that will enroll in a common style. Claimed this freedom allows us to mix documentary approaches marked by social and political issues in other works, most plastics, tending toward abstraction. This mosaic allows us to cross their eyes, to report a mixed reality that we hope to be in itself a bulwark, even modestly, against the dogmatism and the vision of a world standard.
Photographers-authors, we recognize the limits of this exercise, we can say anything to an image and can not travel in oneself. But the passion is stronger: being in the world is also witness to his dissent, shove the order of things and try to break that wall between us and the “subject”.
In short it is simply to fight the shrugs, the Darkroom shoulder.
Founded in July 1999, Darkroom is a cooperative made up of photographers photographic Nectoux Thierry Francois Goudier, Bruce Clarke, Francis Dias, Dityvon Claude Jean-Claude Gautrand Fouad Houiche Christian and April.