2016 / People / Portrait_P


  • Photographer
    Francesco Carella
  • Agency / Studio
    Carella & Co

A look at the richness and diversity of this population filled of resources ,through a common passion: Boxing. The name of the project "BeurNoir" refers to the origin of these populations, and is also the french for an injured eye. The photographies were mostly shooted in Grenoble boxing club, or in the suburbs around the club. Immersion in this energy, the emotion and tension in their glance. Suburbs are subject of many misconceptions, media gives us an image of ghetto housing a violent and rebellious youth, wich is not, from far, the main thing we should keep in mind. This one year work wants to tell human stories, from the heart of a boxing gym, sharing daily lives during more than one year. People from any social classes, any ages, any faiths, training together.

Francois Carella makes photography as he builds his life, with simplicity, sharing and tolerance. He has this real ability to go beyond the clich├ęs to meet other. That's what makes it unique in its life's path. Whether macon, painter, boxer, photographer or father, he holds meetings and shared and sincere friendships. In New York, inhuman size and density city or in Sicily, a tortuous past island and development difficult, he is absorbed by the human warmth. Could you feel all of humanity in the photographs he proposes if it was not a reflection of what he gives?