As part of the exhibition Steeve Iuncker Into the world, le Bec en l’air et le Musée de l’Elysée are co-editing an artist book with 34 pictures of the project, texts written by the antropologist David Le Breton and the exhibition curator Caroline Recher including some of the testimonies left by visitors.
For several years, photographer Steeve Iuncker studied the passage from childhood to adulthood, examining the lack of clearly-identified rites in our secular societies. His pictures capture the acts of teenagers as they affiliate themselves with reckless rites. Risk-taking, seeking oblivion as a form of death and rebirth, testing boundaries and transformative acts – the photographer weaves a subtle visual coming-of-age landscape, reminding us of our own private rituals.
Photographs : Steeve Iuncker
Texts : David Le Breton and Caroline Recher
Le Bec en L’Air publisher, 2016
22,5 x 28,5 cm, 104 pages
35 color photographs
Limited edition, available by the end of August 2016 at the Musée de l'Elysée bookshop.