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  Jean-Yves Hamel
  L'ARESTOP SOCIO-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT Developed between the years 1999 and 2003, this series represents many years of growth and appreciation for visual arts, travelling, and cultural studies. I mix and match images that suggest links and relationships between these elements we rarely see together, combined, interdependent. My art is political, my art is social, that is why photography lends itself well to my ideas, since here is, before our eyes, a scene that exists somewhere, right here before us. My approche consists of using all sorts of film : colour negatives, black and white negatives, colour slides, 35mm, and 4''x5'', and mix them, in the darkroom through my enlarger onto photographic paper. The final print is a 20"x24" and is frequently exhibited.