• Clément MARION

Phœnix

Wet collodion is made up of two main elements among others, Cooper collodion and silver nitrate. Separately, they are both used in medicine, for wound healing.

Together, these two elements form a sensitive photographic emulsion similar to a thin skin spread on a glass plate.

This film dries little by little from the preparation for the shooting, until the end of the development of the photograph. Eventually it hardens, retracts, sometimes cracks and changes color. The parallel between this texture and that of the scarred skin of burns survivors being obvious, I decided to use wet collodion to treat this subject.

To be a burnt person is to learn to live with a marked, repaired, dented body, a body that will remind us every day of the day when everything changed.

  • Clélia Lebreton

People are embarrassed about the difference. To share, to show, is to break silences that make you feel uncomfortable. Because what hurts mostly is the look of others, the ignorance. These photographs are a message of tolerance and hope for all the people who are forced to live with their « scratches ».

Clément MARION

Born in Pertuis in 1996, Clément began photography at an early age. Aged 19, he entered the ETPA photography school in Toulouse where he discovered film photography and he has never left since.

After a gap year during which he sharpened his photographic
style, he graduated in 2020 with a jury mention.

He then settled in the Paris region and began his activity as an artist photographer.

Since graduating, his work has been recognized in articles on the web and in photographic magazines.