Imaginary documents

Mohamed Bourouissa

Bourouissa’s work questions perceptions of traditional documentary photography using constructed personal interpretations. Born in Algeria he lives and works in France staging what appears to be hostile environments within the French suburbs. The staged image here on a Parisian ring road becomes a believable signifier suggesting unease , isolation and has a slightly threatening mood. The images here continue to focus on social isolation and convey a sense of tension. His influences include Jeff Wall , Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Caravaggio whose use of theatrical light is emulated by Bourouissa in his striking and thought provoking images.

There is an interesting discussion on Pseudo-realities on the WeAreOCA blog here.

Accessed 19/8/15
Accessed 19/8/5
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