Michel Huneault, Canada (March-May 2010)

My personal work is a perpetual discussion with photojournalism and documentary photography, which I do for living. I explore how these hegemonic traditions have shaped our views of what History is and what it should look like. What interests me is not what escapes from the narratives these traditions has to offer, but is instead to have a look at the odd, unexpected, and most often edited out by-products of their descriptive conventions: outcast tableaux of detachment, of malaise, of éphémerité, of a passing normality. These outcast scenes, which often look more staged and cinematographic then the widely-noted events they are attached to, seem to propose themselves as a truer descriptive, as a new authentic backbone of a common contemporary history.

Michel Huneault