Sunday, December 12, 2010

Interview: Postmodern Photo Pioneer Bernard Faucon

by D. Eric Bookhardt

When Bernard Faucon first appeared on the photography scene in the late 1970s, he was considered a paradoxical figure. Working in a medium that was long associated with "truth," he was a master of stagecraft and a certain flamboyant artifice. In a medium known for humanism, his subjects were mostly mannequins... The popularity of his work quickly soared in Europe and Asia--especially in Japan, where his photographs inspired a TV series featuring a family of mannequins, "the Faucons." More>>