The Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) recently gave Malik Nejmi carte blanche to photograph the world of racing and betting at France’s bars and racetracks. The resulting images comprising the series “France, Turfisme” bring together some forty photographs taken over a three-month period in which the photographer captures an original and compassionate look at gambling.
"If the faces depicted in Neijmi’s work speak it is precisely because he did not simply observe his subjects--he listened to them as well. He understood that their complaints, their delusions, their theories and their hesitations are all pieces of the larger cloth of humanity that the psychology behind racing is woven into—a kind of social patchwork and a precious heritage.” Christophe Donner, “Turfisme France” Filigranes Éditions
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