Réjean Meloche revisited much of his initial photographic work from the time he made his debut as a documentary artist (street photographer), 50 years ago. There he found unpublished iconographic material which could be shown in a context where images, often extremely manipulated, spread across digital platforms without regard for their intrinsic truth – in short, to show something real.
True or false
Having always preferred the “photo vérité” style that was the essence of his early work as a documentary photographer, the arrival of the digital age and its infinite manipulation tools brought the artist many questions.
These paradigm shifts reached their climax when he was questioned about the veracity of one of his images (a bell tower in demolition). It appeared to be a (very beautiful) photo montage made with post-production software. His real photo now appeared to be false.
In response to this stunning comment, he presents here a series of images from his silver years and leaves the task of separating truth and falsehood to today’s viewers.
Curator : Art Souterrain