Vincent Leroux

The series Commanderie presents a photographic work dating from 2007 to 2010, documenting the transformation of a foyer (a migrant worker dormitory) into a social housing project. This specific foyer called Commanderie is situated in 15, Boulevard de la Commanderie in the 19th Arrondissement of Paris. Leroux has worked for several years on the theme of how one relates to a territory. It is a work about the memory of a space and its future through the journey of those who live inside. Some residents have been living more than 30 years in this foyer, and the reconstruction process redefines their way of how to use this location. During this period, Leroux also made several interviews giving tribute to the different ways of life in such a foyer. He has only photographed residents who gave him permission to take their portraits, as well as their personal surroundings.
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'Aliou Diallo'; from the series 'Commanderie', 2007-2010


Vincent Leroux was born in 1971, he lives and works in Paris. He is part of TempsMachine, a French collective of photographers founded in 2005. Leroux’s personal work focuses on people and the places where they belong. Rouge Micro, his latest project, was exhibited in September 2013.