PRIVATE 56 | School


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Good news, it infuses this issue with a sense of joy, and with an aspect of carefree childhood seized in flight. There is a feeling of solemnity, but a tender solemnity. An innocence that confronts the world, its difficulties and the trials of study, but it is amusing, happy, and touching. It shows the simplicity of gestures, attitudes and looks. It also shows concentration, astonishment and satisfaction. We hear cries, laughter, and from time to time the chanting of multiplication tables.

Finally, no matter what situations these pictures bring to mind, the colors, the ambiance, the digital technique or the simple combination of chalk and blackboard, the spirit is the same.

In fact, these images impart the universal human cycle. This cycle is there in action. Without doubt, it is about passing on the most beautiful thing that the animal world possesses in its genes, and that man has learnt to perfect. This transmission suggests future and continuity; a happy principle. Elementary school, the time before selfishness, greed and an indifference for others becomes ingrained, or otherwise invested as a necessity against the competition of others; the ruthless devil of the other. […]

(Pierre-François Moreau)

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