There is, of course, subjectivity in the photographs that Pascal Grimaud takes around the world (in Comoros, Madagascar, Slovakia, Mali, Senegal…) or close to home (in the villages of Provence and in Marseille…); but there is also a sense of situation, of fragmentation; something of a particular connection to reality, which gives his photographs the strange quality of witnesses. Beyond the photographer’s eye, one striking aspect of his work is its capacity to encapsulate the substance of a given context through the sensitive world. Pascal Grimaud works on the side of life, of the marks it leaves, of its harshness or sweetness, of its rites. He presents us with soulful photographs that express the tales of an impervious humanity, without words, with nothing but the picture.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.