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Emmanuel Crivelli / Sylvain Menétrey / Philippe Jarrigeon

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'DORADE - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' (since 2009)
© FOC / Anja Schori

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Overview

Category

Design mediation

 

Work

The magazine 'Dorade - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques'

 

Reference

www.dorademagazine.com

Essay

The Magazine as Exhibition Space

The magazine 'Dorade - Revue galante, photographie et formes critiques' was inaugurated in 2009 by Sylvain Menétrey, Emmanuel Crivelli and Philippe Jarrigeon. Thus far, four editions have been published, the most recent of which appeared early in 2012. The three editors come from different walks of life: Sylvain Menétrey, the editor-in-chief, is a journalist and author; ECAL graduate Emmanuel Crivelli is responsible for graphical production; and photographer Philippe Jarrigeon is in charge of artistic direction.

'Dorade' is not intended to be a magazine in the classical sense - it is intended to be a kind of exhibition space on paper. The editors could be described as curators. They assemble the content for each edition according to its overall theme, and are involved in the creative process, production, issuing commissions and collating the photographic projects, documents, interviews and literary and scholarly texts.

They chose a magazine as a vehicle because it is simple to distribute, because the production costs are low and because it is a physical object that people can collect. However, the editors also feel that it is important to provide a platform for experimental photography, rather than the purely commercial photography usually seen in magazines. The idea is to present readers with a critical look at fashion and luxury - pictures that are complex, but also seductive. Many of the picture spreads - sometimes paradoxical, sometimes amusing - are created by Philippe Jarrigeon himself; they are supplemented by individual images and picture series by other photographers from a variety of different backgrounds.

The text section is also intended to be a laboratory for creativity, in which a number of different authors seek to discover new forms. The texts are based on traditional templates such as the interview, but they take them in directions that create a state of ad absurdum - for instance, a dress speaks about the work of the designer who created it, instead of the designer speaking about himself. The people behind the magazine feel that it is important to cultivate a critical attitude of mind in their readers, so that they do not see the texts as separate entities or as pure sources of information, but as part of an exhibition.

'Dorade' is distributed across the whole of the Western hemisphere. The magazine is available in over 30 shops and cafes in New York alone. It allows readers, wherever they are, to teach themselves to look critically and to embark on a journey of discovery, in search of photographic treasures.

Biography

Name

Emmanuel Crivelli

 

Group name

dorade

 

Born

1985

Education

Designer


Biography

Name

Philippe Jarrigeon

 

Group name

dorade

 

Born

1982

Education

Photographe


Biography

Name

Sylvain Menétrey

 

Group name

dorade

 

Born

1979

Education

Publisher