THE GASP COLLECTIVE
THE GASP COLLECTIVE, THE ORIGINS
Paris Photo 2016, Aperture Corner.
JM Should I write your name? …
CA No thank you it is OK without it. However I would be happy if you could write some thoughts about street photography.
He looks at me, amused about it. Then he looked at the people queuing behind me and in a very Yankee manner makes a time out gesture.
JM It is going to be my little moment of philosophy then? Thanks.
Then he starts writing something that looks like an abbreviation, GASP and all of sudden sits up straight.
JM The French don’t have any equivalent for it. Gasp it is that.
He takes a breath. His eyes wide open are simulating a moment of surprise in a theatrical way. He puts his pen on the table. Then he looks at me happily before giving me back my photobook.
Then he thanks me for this « petit moment de philosophie ».
Inspired by a “petit moment de philosophie” from the street photography giant Joël Meyerowitz, GASP Collective is a project started by seven documentary photographers with street photography in their DNA: Lou Camino, Cyril Abad, Denis Meyer, Didier Bizet,Hervé Chatel, Nima Taradji and Markko Jarron.
Through an approach in the pure tradition of humanist photography and its current extension of street photography, Gasp Collective brings a fresh look and tries to shake the genres of documentary photography. Gasp Collective wants to offer a different but profoundly informative and sensitive vision, a true vision, amidst the deluge of images.Every week GASP Collective will propose through the eyes of 7 selected photographers a vision shifted but nevertheless lucid of the world.
And this is called the WEEKLY DOSE.
You can submit an image with a large caption via the submission form available here, before the friday evening of each week.
In the WEEKLY DOSE, you will also find the news in one image, an image illustrating the important acuality of the week.