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MANUEL BOUGOT from Les Rencontres d'Arles on Vimeo.
25 August 2015

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.