This book is published within the framework of the Niépce Prize, with which The Eyes Publishing is associated since 2019. The publisher offers the winner the publication of an artist's edition limited to 400 copies.
In 2020, the Niépce Prize was awarded to Marina Gadonneix.
Anaïs Boudot has created a series of works on a set of anonymous glass plates from her collection, all of which represent female figures. A modernity in the materials, in the light as well as in the tone that both challenges and imposes itself in this vis-à-vis with Picasso and Brassaï.
The book contains the original uncensored edition of Baudelaire's collection accompanied by these strange engraved prints by Antoine d'Agata. Present and past are superimposed. Like a game of transparency that will present the frame of an image on the cover. In this work "Fleurs du mal", Baudelaire is a stroller, a spectator of the world around him, of urban transformations, while d'Agata embodies photography, life and reappropriates the space of the city by the gesture.