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The shipyard in Saint-Nazaire gave the young photographer Sylvain Bonniol "carte blanche" to document this “city within a city.” Saint-Nazaire is in fact one of the biggest, oldest, and at the same time the most innovative shipyards in the world. Everything here is giant and spectacular. Sylvain Bonniol was able to explore its 250 acres day and night over the course of two years, observing ships under construction, engineers in their offices, carpenters in their workshops, as well as witness some highlights of the sea trials… This work has now been published in a book format, offering the authentic and insightful perspective of the artist, where portraits of workers in action resonate with the construction spaces. The volume takes us on an immersive journey through this extraordinary shipyard.

Photographies & texts by Sylvain Bonniol.
Préfaced by Laurent Castaing, DG STX.

Visages d’un chantier naval / The Faces of a shipyard, published by the Éditions de La Martinière
25cm x 29cm, 224 pages, 32€
ISBN 2732478245
En librairie le 4 janvier 2018


Article by David LIAUDET :

"de la photographie contemporaine"

Portfolios on The Eye of the photography :

"The faces of a shipyard"

Article on Gessato :

"The faces of a shipyard"

Article by Kala Barba-Court on PLAIN magazine :

"The Body and Soul of a French Shipyard"

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