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Signé par le photographe / signed by the photographer
Conceptual artist Joan Fontcuberta is known for works that examine the truthfulness of photography. He first employed the term “countervision” in 1977 to suggest a creative practice capable of breaking the mimetic pact with reality. He understood the critical importance of photographs as documents and offered countervision as a way to incline our acceptance of them towards scepticism. Four decades later, such premises have been fully accepted and seem obvious to us. The works in this volume were made during a period marked by upheavals and changes, but 1989 was also when Photoshop was developed, the harbinger of the impending post-photographic phenomenon.