Acta Est was the first book by French photographer-artist Lise Sarfati. Composed of images made during extended visits to Russia in the 1990s, Acta Es...
Acta Est was the first book by French photographer-artist Lise Sarfati. Composed of images made during extended visits to Russia in the 1990s, Acta Est is neither travelogue nor photo-journalistic essay
"I have an inner sense of color. I do not even think about it. I do believe color gives a special meaning to my work. The color gives balance or imbalance to an image or sets a mood if the image is monochrome.
Sloane #34, Oakland CA
"Suddenly when I tried to speak with people they would not answer me. So there we were completely isolated in America while the US was at war."
By Robert Wiedenfeld for ASX, March 2011
Robert Wiedenfeld: Initially how d
I wanted to go to the States and to work there. I loved the feeling of my body in this space... I felt free. I decided to do a road trip and to produce it myself. François came with me. I had no idea what I was wanting to do... just a road trip from the east to the west like in the American tradition of photography, but not with the same spirit. Once I started, I realized quickly that the circulation of people was quite strange.
Eva-Claire #04, 2008
"For me, the feeling of my body in space is really important. It's all very simple there. Everything seems more real, more authentic, and you can project yourself more easily."
Lise Sarfati and Rick Owens, Austin, Texas. Fas
I like going to small towns where the people get bored. At first it was hard to unfold a story around that, using a human being, a body, an environment, a house.