Vincent Desailly

The Trap


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“Trap” is the language of hip-hop from the southern states, especially from the city of Atlanta. But “trap” is also slang for the place where drug deals are made. And, last but not least, a “trap” is also a snare. All of this collides when the documentary photographer Vincent Desailly sets out to capture the world behind the lyrics in Atlanta. His pictures are witnesses to the feeling of life and the atmosphere that comes from this music. Haunting portraits show dealers, musicians, or simply residents of the city. On display are guns, crime scenes, and tableaux of everyday life. The photographs are enchantingly beautiful and narratively elegant. Each one is full of meaning and history. Thus, the visual evidence becomes poetry. The portrayal of everyday life begins to speak in the photos. And this language is none other but rap, to whose driving beats and direct lyrics the pictures again open up.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 30 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 1 February 2020
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 30 cm
Weight 1030 g
VINCENT DESAILLY (*1989, near Paris) is a documentary, portrait, and fashion photographer. His photographs are produced for well-known magazines like M Le Monde, Vanity Fair, i-D, Fotoroom and It's Nice Like That.