Algeria is now open to travel, and Bruno Boudjelal has seized this new freedom to explore the country of his origins from east to west in an evocative five-part photographic essay.
The book’s title, Algérie, Clos Comme on Ferme un Livre [shut as one shuts a book] reflects the slow process of personal questioning for Boudjelal, who is re-appropriating his personal history to interrogate the complex realities of today’s Algeria.
With essays in French and English by Bruno Boudjelal and François Cheval.
Bruno Boudjelal: Vanishing into Reality / Algérie, Clos Comme on Ferme un Livre? was the winner of the 2015 Prix Nadar photography book prize.
Co-published with Le Bec en l’air in 2015.
English and French text.