March 18, 2011
A feature article for Le Soir, a French Moroccan Publication.
Here is a rough translation, or you can download a pdf and read the original French here:
In line with Sebastiao Salgado and other great documentary photographers, Charlie Grosso presents “Wok the Dog” (pun between dog walking and cooking) worldwide.
You may cross without paying attention, confusing it with an off the beaten tourist classics. You may have noticed that it uses strange devices that look more like those found in the window of every shop in the world.
Charlie Grosso also uses a digital camera, but almost apologetically, preferring the accompanying film cameras for years. And especially if you cross, do not ask him to explain this choice, nor the color or black and white. It is a matter of instinct. In a world where everything moves very quickly, this silver household surprise that the immediacy of electronic killed. It was not until the return to base to find the images that were taken, with the risk they are veiled, or rather disappointing that they revive the magic of the moment of their catch.
For twelve years, Charlie Grosso, American of Taiwanese origin moves from country to country, according to her finances and desires with a special quest: capturing the soul of the sites visited through a universal institution: the market.
This world tour has a little special effort to date in 20 countries and 74 cities.
March 4, after resuming its headquarters in New York, developed and selected photos from her last journey that has led Taiwan from Morocco through Egypt and Jordan, Charlie has opened an exhibit colorful the “House Project” is expected to last six weeks before sailing to Barcelona, Cairo, Amman, Kuala Lumpur and other cities whose name is as much a dream.
In Morocco, despite unfavorable weather and the proximity of Eid Al Adha she made several calls at the markets in town or in open country.
The pictures placed side by side, show a world, after all, fairly homogeneous. Whether in Asia, Europe or the Mediterranean, the actions are similar and since they are not supposed to be a representation of anything, they provide an interesting natural.
The accident of geography has meant that most of her last trip led our “globe-trotter” in a whole country of Muslim culture. Among them, she said, Morocco was the place most remarkable and attractive, highlighting his surprise to see sheep everywhere, Eid Al Adha oblige.A straddles documentary work and artistic research work is, above all, a look at the life and death and the efforts of all people to feed and continue to live.