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See the Sea.

Stirring art for a stormy Thursday: French artist Sophie Calle's Voir la Mer is a film and a series of snapshots capturing the reactions of fifteen people seeing the ocean for the first time. On her decision to photograph only her participants' backs: "If I had stood in front of them it would not be the sea that they would see for the first time, but the camera instead. I felt that the back held a lot of emotion anyway, and it was stronger being behind them and watching the sea, like them."


Stills via Kurungabaa. Last two images by Florian Kleinefenn, © Adagp, Paris 2012. Thanks to Jennifer Trail for the introduction.
 

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