Martin d´Orgeval: Découpages



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Martin d´Orgeva


At first Martin d’Orgeval’s fifth monograph, Découpages, appears as a collection of found objects, an anonymous catalogue with an unknown purpose. As the book unfolds, our vision embarks on a mysterious journey: the photographer’s unmitigated attention to shapes and shades, and lines and surfaces, challenges our ingrained viewing habits. Our personal associations and perceptions mingle with photographs of stacked marble plates in which nature and man’s intervention combine to produce self-processed, “cut-out” drawings and structures, “découpages”-a symbolic echo of what early pioneer of photography William Henry Fox Talbot coined in The Pencil of Nature (1844-46), the first commercially produced book illustrated with photographs.

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Weight 1108 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 29.3 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 October 2020
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.2 x 29.3 cm
Weight 1108 g


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Martin d'Orgeval was born in 1973 in Paris, where he still lives and works. His photography has been exhibited at institutions including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; La Monnaie, Paris; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; LACMA, Los Angeles; and at Galerie Hussenot, Paris; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Adamson Gallery, Washington; and Pace Gallery, Beijing. He participated in the two last large exhibitions curated by Jan Hoet, "Middle Gate Geel' 13" (2013) and "De Zee (The Sea)" (2014). D'Orgeval's books with Steidl include Touched by Fire (2009) and The Soul (2010).