The Eclipse offers a panorama of black and white silver photographs by Stéphane Charpentier, captured over a decade in Greece, a country reflecting a world plunged into economic, political and human crises.
But more than a documentary or an intimate essay, The Eclipse reveals different levels of reading and meaning. The book combines poetic images of a suffering humanity, with an iconography that is both symbolic and dreamlike, almost metaphysical.
Interludes composed of mosaics of rephotographed prints evoke this density and contemporary chaos, while the last sequence of images opens onto natural spaces, pristine and dazzling, from which finally all light shines.
The texts in English and French are transcriptions of recorded dialogues and form a background sound on this present torn between struggle and hope.