Gloria Oyarzabal – La Blanche et la Noire (USUS FRUCTUS ABUSUS)

Prix Elysée 2023

Editor Photo Elysée
Publication date 2023
Dimensions 16.5 x 24 cm
Number of pages 24
ISBN 978‐2‐88350‐122‐5
Price CHF 9.- book only / CHF 45.- book with a print

"The Black female body has a long history of scrutiny in the Western imaginary. As early as the 16th century it was labelled as sexually deviant, primitive, subhuman, hyper-sexual and an uncontrolable erotic creature by the white gaze. The extensive records of its oppression are characteristically rooted in a history of slavery, colonialism and ethnographic display, creating a collective imaginary based on an overwhelming colonial archive."

Extract from Gloria Oyarzabal – La Blanche et la Noire (USUS FRUCTUS ABUSUS), Editions Photo Elysée, 2023.

The result of a partnership between Photo Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier, the Prix Elysée is an award that supports production in the field of photography.

Published by Photo Elysée, eight publications present the projects of the eight nominees of the Prix Elysée 2022-2024: Vincen Beeckman, Debi Cornwall, Siân Davey, Nicolai Howalt, Khashayar Javanmardi, Alice Mann, Gloria Oyarzabal and Virginie Rebetez. Designed by the designer Ramon Pez and printed by L'Artiere Edizioni in Bologna, each of these booklets promotes the work in progress for the Prix Elysée and offers an original entry into the personal world of the eight photographers.

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