Si soudain nous n’étions plus Une proposition de Klavdij SLUBAN «L’analphabète de demain ne sera pas celui qui ignore l’écriture mais celui qui ignore la photographie. Mais ne vaut-il pas moins encore qu’un analphabète, le photographe qui ne saurait pas lire ses propres épreuves?» Walter Benjamin Le Masterklass propose un suivi photographique sur douze mois à Paris. Masterklass sur mesure car composé de rencontres en groupe mais surtout d’un suivi individuel. Basé sur l’editing chacun construit une série d’images cohérentes, à l’écriture personnelle, guidé par l’expérience du photographe Klavdij Sluban.
Sebastien Tokalian is French. My first acquaintance with him was through a friend. I heard that Sebastien sold all his possession and started a long bicycle trip. During the journey, he took a lot of photos. This year, he will participate in the Pingyao International Photography Festival, which makes me curious and excitement. Thus, I invited him for this interview. Sebastien looks very sturdy, his face covered with beard. Dark skin, tattoos run through his arms. He walks with huge steps. On a first glimpse, one will find him an athletic person, which is very common among the foreign photographers. Before the interview, I have viewed one set of his works. I am very fond of the dynamics from his photos, just as he said in the interview: “I will completely forget the world I live in, when I travel outside on my bicycle.” Thus, the story begins here.