This series was created in the anonymous housing estates, playing fields, cafes, stairways, roundabouts, the roofs of tower blocks of the suburbs of Paris.

Peripherique (meaning both peripheral and ring road in French) refers to both the place and the people who are marginalised both physically and socially by our societies. Bourourssa’s images convey a sense of conflict without it being physically present in an image. The tension is there in the setting and the simple play of gazes and even in the situations of vacancy. The highly constructed images walk the lines between fiction and photo journalism. Birmingham and Walsall art galleries are working together to build up a collection exploring the metropolis and urban environment under the Art Fund International scheme. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.


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