Bernard Faucon

(born 1950)
Bernard Faucon Premiére communion [First Communion] Dated 1979 (printed 1988)


French photographer Bernard Faucon was born in Apt-en-Provence. He studied at the Sorbonne, Paris and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1976. He is best known for his photographs in which he creates elaborate backdrops for posed mannequins. These fanstastic scenes draw on ordinary life but are obviously constructed for the benefit of the camera. In this way, Faucon questions the capacity of the camera to offer any kind of authenticity, and transforms the photographic act into a form of happening or performance.