Souvenir d'un Futur
2016 - Jury
Laurent Kronental is fascinated by architecture and the interaction between urban landscapes and the people who live in it. “Souvenir d’un Futur” is a work in which he focuses on large housing estates of the parisian suburbs. During their construction, these buildings were considered avantgarde; now, they have been relegated and disregarded to the parisian suburbs. The approach examines both human genealogy and that of urban spaces: the artist studies the seniors people living in these estates, and also endeavours to take a fresh look at these places now considered marginalised.
About the artist
Laurent Kronental, born in 1987 in Paris (France), is a self-taught photographer who discovered photography during a trip to Beijing. He is inspired by the imprint of the man on the landscape and the way he inhabits it. “Souvenir d’un Futur” was nominated among the 5 finalists at readings portfolios held in Arles.
Bourse of Talent 2015 Landscape category .