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Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #96 - Isabelle Bonnet


After having worked for twenty-five years in fashion photography, Isabelle Bonnet resumed her studies in Art History in 2011. Her Master’s thesis, written under the supervision of Michel Poivert at the University of Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, brought together British photographs from the 1970s around the theme of the portraiture of domestic spaces. She has just published an article on the photographing of transvestites in Sébastien Lifshitz’s book, Mauvais genre, Les travestis à travers un siècle de photographie amateur (Éditions Textuel, 2016).

Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #96 - Isabelle Bonnet

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Isabelle Bonnet, ""Portraits" of Domestic Interiors in 1970s British Photography" in Letter of Seminar, Arts and Societies, n°96, August 30th, 2017



Using documentary photography that prioritized home over street, Isabelle Bonnet invites us to enter British interiors of the 1970s. These photographs offer us signs of a new lifestyle henceforth centered on domestic space. There, the status of things speaks volumes, as does their number, their profusion within the working-class world, which contrasts with the spareness of bourgeois interiors. As for “taste,” the photographers hand it back to the inhabitants of these interiors without thinking that there exists a “good” or a “bad” taste.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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