- Anke Nunheim
‘Drowning’ by photographer Alban Grosdidier is about the feeling of submersion that one can have living in a big city. Beginning as an ESAG project in photography, this project was first presented on the banks of the river Seine, Paris, in January 2012. The second part of the series was created in June and showcased on a rainy day along the canal Saint Martin. The disintegration of the prints by rain is a ‘Russian dolls’ effect answering the use of water inside the portraits, emphasizing the act of drowning. Grosdidier says: ‘There are as many ways of facing it as there are people, and therefore there are as many portraits waiting to be done’.