Various 'cards' from a free photographic work
'Noces au pays de l'Iran'
Claude Baechtold uses large sheets of paper, reminiscent of maps in their size and the way they are folded, to show us the results of a very personal photographic selection that he made while on a visit to Iran. Small-format images of street signs, cars or signposts are juxtaposed by subject, interweaving as formal details to create a landscape of shapes and colours. Here the jury is recognizing the complexity and originality of 'maps' being used for another purpose.