Alain Le Bacquer, independent photographer since 1995, member of the network Picturetank, collaborates regularly with the press magazine. At the same time he works since 2001 on the underground culture, and the transformations of the Chinese society. Nominated for this photographic work at the Price HSBC on 2007. very favorite of the stock exchange of the Talent 2006 and prize-winner of the stock exchange Brittany China in 2004, He has already exposed a part of his work in Paris (Fnac ) in Brittany, in Off of Nomadic Chronicles to Honfleur and to the biennial event of Canton in China and was planned to the Visa festival in Perpignan, and to the photographic promenade of Vendôme. A selection of this black and white work is a part of the exhibition " Paris Beijing, looks of French photographers from 1844 till 2014 in China (Beijing, Canton)
He realized a documentary project " Underground Beijing " which received the support of the CNC and the National Book Center in 2011. This project received the Dailymotion stock exchange on 2011.
This webdoc is broadcasts since March, 2012 on Dailymotion, Polkamagazine.com, inrocks.com and Urbania.ca. It was selected in the Photographic Nights in Paris, then by the International Festival of the Movie of Environment in 2013.
Alain works at present on a project Rio Overground around the new cultural carioca identity.
a webdocumentary about the alternative artistic scene in China
At the end of the southern summer, when fervour fills people’s minds and bodies… Crowds flock on to the avenues that have been transformed into massive parades, and the Blocos give rhythm to the party ! Near the Sambodrome, the samba schools are busy preparing for their one-night competition. For some, it is the hope of a lifetime ! Each district has its own samba school, pride of the carioca with each school costing 12 million reais a year to run. They are funded by the large beer brands or by ‘Bicheros’, the mafia chiefs who organise illegal gambling, the black market or drug trafficking. « The dream industry » employs thousands of people. In the humidity of the former docks, an army of hands help build the floats for the parade. All over Rio people are getting ready for the party. A party that only lasts for a week, a respite too in the war waged between the police, the militia and the drug dealers of Rio’s favelas.
Although I'm familiar with great Chinese metropolises, this voyage to the heart of the Shandong province was a revelation for me. I discovered there a China that was just as surprising as it had been on my first trips. Through my photographic pilgrimages, I was thus able to approach a miniscule part of Chinese culture. But the most exciting part was definitely all of these encounters made along the way. All of these Chinese people who allowed me to immortalise them in specific moments. All of these smiles, gazes and gestures exchanged with farmers, fisher folk, street sellers, workers, musicians, and calligraphers... these encounters with fellow photographers, too, and the pleasure of discovering other sentient worlds. The human being in all its forms, in some ways. A social organisation in which Confucian philosophy permeates everyday life. Produced with the support of the Brittany-China Scholarship 2004.