At the Edge of the World




Sculptor Alain Laboile (1968) adapts his skill fluently to the photographic medium as he documents his family life in a small village in the southwest of France. Though Laboile’s six children are of the modern world, the series embeds itself timelessly in the carefree spirit of play. He captures their exploration in the house and its naturalistic surroundings, connecting us to the idyllic emotions and secrets of childhood. The result is a series of black and white images that, despite being deeply personal, are accessible to all as a nostalgically tinted view into the shared experience of youth. Each image is a careful construction, both precise and romantic. At the Edge of the World features text from Jock Sturges and Julie Guiyot-Corteville.