The world in a flash
At the end of 70's / beginning of 80's, Alain Bizos created a personal aesthetic, straddling art and information, which will mark a turning point in press photography.
In addition to the provocative side - and sometimes comical series like Monsieur, Madame conducted with the collective of graphic «Bazooka» - a deep reflection on gender, gender identity or age is also found in his work.
Founding member of Liberation in 73, at the initiative of the magazine Un regard moderne, he is very present in the media of the time; we remember his portraits of Jacques Mesrine, Public Enemy No. 1 , which appeared in Paris Match in 79. This is especially for the journal Actuel, monthly magazine relaunched in 79, in which he has «carte blanche» to set up his own stule. Defining himself as an «artist photojournalist», he made images, wrote texts and layed out his subjects, from the testimony of the violent world to underground culture figures like Nina Hagen.
It is on this period, 1977-1982, so productive and essential for the implementation of Bizos’ style, that the book lingers.