MANUEL BOUGOT_Night of the Year 2015
Proposal by Gilles Valette
The idea of a photo trip to chandigarh first occurred to me in the early 1980s, when I was photographing le corbusier’s maisons Jaoul. The impressive architecture of the city had its effect and I decided to deepen my approach to the story of what its inhabitants call ‘The City Beautiful’. The main point of this work, as I saw it, was to show how indians appropriated this western architecture, and, further, the confrontation of two cultures that seemed radically opposed.