“Gilles Roudière belongs to this intuitive and sensitive family of photography; he does not tell the world as it is but as he feels it. Therefore, in the images of Cuba that he offers us there is neither testimonial nor documentary intent. Nothing is descriptive. No clues, no geographical or social studies. That is not his purpose.”
- Caroline Benichou
With Trova, Gilles Roudière offers a photographic stroll through Cuba in the style of Spanish-American trovadores who traveled from town to town to perform their songs. He lets himself be transported by his journey and delivers powerful black and white images with an exploded grain. Without ever stopping at the surface of things, freed from clichés and exotic temptation, his photographs combine fiction and reality and compose a movie-like story. Often bordering on surrealism, these photographs are
carried by a fascinated and fascinating gaze.
Text in Spanish/French.