Vincent Debanne represents the young generation of contemporary French photography. Photo artist, who have finished prestigious National Photography School of Arles (France), in 2006 was selected to IPRN project "Changing Faces" and is also participant of various significant contests and artistic residencies, presents his photography in Lithuania.
In the exhibition "Silent Majority" one can see two series: "Station" and "The Troops of Defense"). The exclusive feature of photographer's creation is reconstructed reality. Willing to show, what is hidden behind the reality, he simply reconstructs it.
In the series "Station", people, who are waiting for their train back to home in the station of Saint Lazaire and are staring at the timetable, are relocated in alienated impersonal environment of suburbs. In reconstructed reality, the pose and expression of face of a man, waiting for the train turn into image which has absolutely different meaning. It seems that they are waiting for some escape, relief, for something, what will change their life. It is like a portrait of contemporary man perfectly reflecting the spirit of our times.
The same method of reconstruction is used in the series of "The Troops of Defense", but here it is directed to other aspect - work. In the photos of perfect composition you will never see the direct contact of person's eyes - they all are in dark suits, submerged in themselves or daily newspaper in the environment of business centers. It is again the daily life of contemporary man, who is always running and rarely thinking about the meaning of what he is doing.
The works of Vincent Debanne are like postmodern philosophy, expressed by photographic means.
© Vincent Debanne