Hans Silvester - Photos Petanque and Provence
Two distinct periods in the work of Hans Silvester. First of all the 60’s, when Hans comes and comes back to Provence. From the Camargue, where he is first attracted by the horses, he radiates in the Alpilles and the Luberon. He will find his home there, a haven of peace from which he will leave for all his travels to the four corners of the world. He will travel through the markets, and meet the people who lived there to show us these authentic moments that have passed. In this series of photos presented at La Maison Sur La Sorgue, series from the 1970s, Hans shares his sense of observing one of the traditions of Provence, namely the pétanque. We discover real characters, aesthetic ballets, picturesque moments. Our favorite photo is the one with this young woman with male spectators, all focused on the game... except one.