2019 — France
About this series
The wealth of the Continents and the Providence of Men on the Run is a personal project inspired by my travels and infused with an acute sensitivity for the poetry of the mundane. Alternating images of nature and the figure of a naked man, it invokes both notions of evasion and pursuit.
The series exudes my fascination for the beauty of plants, the sensuality of a body and the chaos of life. There is no political or ideological statement, yet this series is carved from contemporary preoccupations. The work evokes our ecological anguish and offers a possible post apocalyptic vision.
The title comes from a dialogue out of a Marguerite Duras novel. The wealth of the continents and the providence of men on the run can be seen as a fable which swings from reality to fiction.
Contemporary photographer Letizia Le Fur’s vision of the world lies somewhere between reality and fiction.
Graduated from the School of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) in 1998, Letizia first developed her talent as a painter. Her very personal use of colours, textures and compositions create atmospheric scenes where a fleeting shadow, a nocturnal flower or an abandoned car become dream-like visions.
She was commissioned for many ad campaigns (Air France, Ruinart, SNCF, Clarins, Nivéa…) and regularly works for the press (Voyageurs du Monde, AD, Air France Madame, Wad, Psychologies Magazine, Le Parisien, Les Echos…)
She won the Leica/Alpine award in 2018 and exhibited the resulting carte blanche at Leica Gallery.
Her series The wealth of continents and the providence on men on the run will be published as a monograph in fall 2020.