The Eyes #6


Format 21 cm x 28 cm

160 pages

25 €

the eyes #6

Matters of territories



For this spring/summer issue, The Eyes has decided change tack. We have chosen to reflect on the notion of territory. Whether geographical, political, legal, cultural or mental, it is consistently subject to friction, even conflict. Think of the refugee crisis and the reaction it elicited: barriers being erected along the borders of a number of Member States.



And yet, territories are not fixed, even if some would prefer otherwise. We have learned from history and geography that it evolves with the action of men and nature. So how can such a shifting concept be captured photographically? One option was to ask photographers directly. We thus sent out a call for proposals to address territorial issues. We received 250 portfolios from all over Europe, and we would like to thank every participant for their contribution.


Various persons were then invited by the editorial com- mittee to assess the different issues: Diane Dufour, director of Le Bal; Christine Ollier, art director at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire; Susan Bright, curator and author of several books on photography; Aurélien Valette, from Rencontres d’Arles; and Nicolò Conti, from the Jacques Delors Institute. We would like to give them our warm thanks. The 10 selected portfolios are presented in these pages.


Meanwhile, we also asked three very different persons – Michel Barnier, member of the European parliament; Arnaud Claass, photographer and photo- graphy theoretician; and Velibor Čolić, Bosnian writer and political refugee in France – to contribute their reflections on the notion of territory.


From documentary art to staging, via the postcard industry, the theme of territory brought together an extraordinarily diverse selection of works and perspectives.


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Maydan, One hundred portraits

by Emeric Lhuisset



Anaïs Boudot

W.G. Sebald

Extermination et Love

Uroš Abram



You and me

Katja Stuke & Oliver Siebe


Nimby, Not in my back yard

Geoffroy Mathieu & Jordi Ballesta


The unfinished

Julien Lombardi


Sudeten impotence

Philippe Dollo


25 lemon trees, and no gardeners

Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt


USE, United States of Europe

Jean-Marie Donat


Nación Rotonda

Miguel Álvarez, Esteban García, Rafael Trapiello & Guillermo Trapiello


The Maginot line

Alexandre Guirkinger


Dievs Daba Darbs

Viktorija Eksta


You speak of Territory, and I say between
two worlds

Velibor Čolic


Les territoires sont une chance
pour nos sociétés

Entretien avec Michel Barnier


European legends

Arnaud Claass






Conversation with Joan Fontcuberta

by Rémi Coignet



Collections préhistoriques

L’Artière Collection
The Narcissisitic City


AKB 80’s



Melos, A European odyssey

by Guillaume Lebrun





Michel Barnier

Special Adviser to the European Commission and former European Deputy and Foreign Affairs Minister.


Arnaud Claass

Born in Paris in 1949, Arnaud Claass is a French photographer and photography theorist.


Velibor Čolić

 Velibor Čolić was born in 1964 in Bosnia. A refugee in France since 1992, he now lives in Brittany. He has published with Éditions Gallimard Sarajevo Omnibus (Coll. Blanche) in 2012 and Ederlezi (Coll. Blanche (2014).


Marc Feustel

Marc Feustel is an independent curator, writer and editor.


Jeffrey Ladd

Photographer and author, based in Köln.

Russet Ledermen

A graduate from the New York School of Visual Arts, she cofounded 10 x 10 Photobooks.


Charlotte Pons

Author and independent journalist specializing in culture, literature and society.


Gisèle Tavernier

Journalist specializing in photography and the art market. She likes to scout the world for new talents.


Laurence Vecten

Photo editor for the press, she founded her own publishing house Lozenup in 2007.




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Sudeten Impotence

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