Reconstruction

This project called “reconstruction” started 2 years ago, involving reenactors of my region,

I started it as a documentary project, aiming to show the soldiers who fought in my area the north of France. The more I was shooting, the more I felt that the people in front of the camera were not only XXI th century humans wearing clothes of this period, each one of them had a story to tell, special reasons to reenact, this became particularly obvious when we had to write short captions . In fact many of them delivered me a first person story unveiling an unexpected facet of the project with a story behind each picture

I am a single infantry soldier (doughboy) of the 91st American division. My uniform is a 1910 model. my division participated in the offensive of st-mihiel in September 1918 which resulted in the expulsion of German troops from the French border to the other side of the Scheldt, 12 days before the end of the war.

I am a single infantry soldier (doughboy) of the 91st American division. My uniform is a 1910 model. my division participated in the offensive of st-mihiel in September 1918 which resulted in the expulsion of German troops from the French border to the other side of the Scheldt, 12 days before the end of the war.

I am a Bavarian Nurse with a small first-aid box.  I squeeze myself against a dressing trench that displays different patterns of emergency dressings.  Medicine worth it for the severity of injuries my role is usually to sort out those who will be cared for and who will die without any care.  Besides the comfort they could bring to the wounded and dying, they were very exposed, many of them were made prisoners when changing front, or killed by the smell of chemical gases exhaled by the wounded brought back from the front.

I am a Bavarian Nurse with a small first-aid box.
I squeeze myself against a dressing trench that displays different patterns of emergency dressings.
Medicine worth it for the severity of injuries my role is usually to sort out those who will be cared for and who will die without any care.
Besides the comfort they could bring to the wounded and dying, they were very exposed, many of them were made prisoners when changing front, or killed by the smell of chemical gases exhaled by the wounded brought back from the front.

Lenticular photography is used to bring a bit of the reality of those men and to offer viewers a unique visual experience that is missed on this 2D presentation.

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