ISABELLE  LE  MINH    WORKS


THE LINES OF THEIR HANDS


2019


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Stainless still hangers, pigment prints on metallic paper

Various sizes






Using the traditional stainless steel developing hangers designed by Kodak for submerging film into developing tanks, this series focuses on various photographic details from archive prints showing men and women at work in Kodak factories : the hands and repeated gestures of workers on the assembly line form another chain of images and appear to work together under the artist's stage direction. Thus, the series pays tribute to the manual developing process of sheet films and celebrates the anonymous workers who have contributed to make photography popular at the beginning of the 20th century.