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BLURRED LINES

Clément Sanna is drawn to unusual and, sometimes, uncomfortable topics that blur fact with fiction.

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BLURRED LINES

We normally wouldn’t cover dog racing, but something about Clément Sanna’s photos made us pause, and think. The Polaroid portraits offer few, if any, spatial and temporal clues. It turns out they were taken in the French countryside between 2015 and 2016, but they could have been shot 20, even 50 years ago. “I take portraits of people as they are—with their clothes, their cars, their animals—but with my eye and my way of telling stories,” Sanna explains. “My photography approach is between real and fiction.”

The Lyon-based graphic designer likes to tell stories with photographs, and is often drawn to unusual and, sometimes, uncomfortable topics. The intent here was not to glorify dog racing or its people, but to document the “specific community” that has grown and somehow still endures around the ‘sport’. “For me, both the human and the animal have the same importance in the photo,” Sanna says. “It’s very far from my everyday life and that’s also what fascinates me.”


All images courtesy of Clément Sanna
clementsanna.com
@clement.sanna

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