Alan Eglinton: Only The Fires Say

07-24 November 2018
Galerie Madé, Paris, as part of the Photo Saint-Germain festival

Opening: Tuesday 06 November,6-9pm
Signing of the photobook published by Editions Poursuite

In 2016, Alan Eglinton created the series Only the fires say, extracting a visual poem from a personal archive of photographs. He wanted to observe how these disparate images interact, like experimenting with different chemicals or reordering the lines of a poem. Although there isn’t an implied narrative as such, certain subjects (void and fullness, slow and fast) recur throughout the sequence and may echo or contradict each other, proposing an intuitive reading of an archive of experience.

Alan Eglinton was born in England in 1980 and graduated from the French National School of Photography of Arles in 2006. Through the interplay of photographs and writings, his projects explore the themes of home and of emigration. His work has been exhibited at the Galerie Michèle Chomette, at LE BAL and at the Magasin de Jouets. In 2018, his recent project Yes, No, Maybe was exhibited during the Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse and his photobook Only the fires say was published by Editions Poursuite. He’s currently based in Scotland.

Galerie Madé30 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris