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The Pierre Gonnord Photography Captures Outsiders

 - Jun 13, 2012
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The Pierre Gonnord Photography is eye-opening and its subject matter is deeply heart-wrenching. Through his captures, Gonnord focuses on individuals that are deemed "outsiders" by a majority of society, specifically those who are homeless or living a gypsy lifestyle, as well as people who are blind. His photographs are completely honest and make no attempt to prettify his subjects, preferring them to stay authentic and unaltered.

Gonnord largely takes his inspiration from the world's greatest painters and artists. In his series he captures individual faces that are frightfully distorted, scarred and aged. These photographs are then printed in a larger size, so that they can be displayed in his exhibits all across the world. One might say that through his photographs Gonnord attempts to integrate the "outsiders" into society -- even if only through art -- or maybe he is forcing society to look in at the faces they so often ignore. Either way, these photographs are brutally honest and breathtakingly bold masterpieces.