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Delphine Schacher

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Delphine Schacher

Delphine Schacher

Biography

After working as a production assistant for seven years on a news programme for Swiss Television, Delphine Schacher began her training in photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey in 2010 where she graduated of Higher Training in Photography in  July 2014. 

Her work deals with human realities and difficulties through a series of projects that question the place of human beings in their geographic, historical and social environments, exploring themes such as prostitution, life in jail or the world of manual workers. For her, childhood memories also represent a vast field of exploration which has taken her to such places as her childhood home in the countryside, the Balkans, the German-speaking part of Switzerland or, more recently, Romania, where she followed in the footsteps of her father some twenty years later. By focusing on portraits, still lives or the details of everyday life, Delphine Schacher creates playful, moving, colorful images of ordinary reality.

Delphine Schacher now lives in Lausanne, her work has been exhibited in festival Circulation(s) in Paris and won the contest SFR jeunes talents in Arles 2014.

Portfolio Celestial Mechanics

This is the story of Jacques and Marion Granges, a couple of farmers and growers. They farm their land with biodynamic agriculture that relies on two pillars. The first is the use of vegetable, mineral substances and animal that stimulate growth, the second is the use of forces, cosmic cycles and special attention to the lunar cycles and the influence of stars and rhythm of nature. Detached from the plain and civilization but not without being disconnected, they observe distant agitation the world and maintain their land as their greatest asset.

In Celestial mechanics, I suggest a look at this mysterious planet where nature finds the power over man. The two magicians have not only been able to link science and conscience but also revive the lost slowness of our society, whether this slowness makes up the rhythm of life, in the wind, in the shadow of night, a new temporality beyond the passing of time over all that lives, naturally.

Portfolio Robe De Fete

Here it’s about childhood, countryside, looks, expectations but also melancholy. A series of young girls portraits made in Transylvania, half-way between the documentary and poetry, under the shape of a visual tale which has childhood and the fragility of this precious time as a main theme. These portraits mix with the pictures of the traditional universe in which these young girls live and make us discover a different vision of a painfully marked Romania, moving forward in the present, while living in the shadow of its history like an adult taking his first steps outside childhood. In a hide and seek game between shadow and light, “Little party dress” launches the ball of these unique and fleeting moments of grace which are bound to disappear.

Publications

Publications: 

2014Festival Les rencontres d'Arles (FR)

2014 Festival Circulation(s) 2014 Paris (FR)

Swiss Young talents contest (CH)

Magazine Love Issue # 8, Bucarest  Romania

Exhibitions: 

May-June 2015, International Festival of Photography (finalist), Lodz, Poland 

September 2014, Festival BredaPhoto ,Breda, The Netherlands

July 2014, Festival Les Rencontres d'Arles - Prix SFR Jeunes Talents, Arles, France

May 2014, Festival Boutographies, Montpellier, France

February 2014, Festival Circulation(s), Paris, France

December 2013, Photoforum Pasquart,  Bienne, Switzerland