Valerie Jouve

Photographer and filmaker, Valérie Jouve tirelessly browses the city in search of its inhabitants. Observer of the urban landscape, she captures a singular space in a particular time, questioning our way to look at things and perceive them. The photographic work of Valérie Jouve has developed two entities: humans and landscapes, and more generally the city and its outskirts. Each image is constructed around the notion of an encounter between bodies, whether they are individuals, architectures, or landscape components. It is a moving space, fluctuating and shared that the artist highlights in her photographs. Tight frames, suspended bodies. The characters are neither caricatures nor anecdotal. When Valérie Jouve photographs people, while the image is the pretext for the meeting, in the end, it’s the meeting that becomes the pretext for the image.