The series Bokassa, la chute d’un tyran (Bokassa, The Fall of a Tyrant) was taken in the Château de Hardricourt, the French home of the former emperor of the Central African Republic. These photographs communicate the radical otherness of places deprived of their meaning and function, abandoned somewhere between life and death, growth and decay, rise and fall, like a Greek tragedy. This is the story of our crises, the story of our politics.
Dominique Secher is a 49 year old French artist, who lives and works in Paris. Of Senegalese and Gypsy origin, this atypical filiation has given him tolerance, poetry and pure madness. Though he started photography at 15, he had to wait until he was 40 to believe he could be a photographer.
Bokassa, la chute d'un tyran
February 22 - March 31, 2013
Parc de Bagatelle