Program 2018

No 02 Susan Barnett

United States (1951)

Not In Your Face

Since 2009, Susan Barnett has been taking pictures of anonymous people in the street wearing t-shirts illustrated with a message or an unusual image. She always uses the same perspective by photographing her subjects from the back. Just like blue jeans and trainers, the t-shirt has become a communication tool in its own right. An emblem of globalised pop culture, it allows everyone to express their personality, their state of mind and their opinions, as well as to mark their difference or their similarities.

Scenography: These photographs are displayed along the Quai Roussy in the open air and throughout the city, recalling the diverse compositions of the original images.
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist
The photographs in this series are drawn from the book T: A Typology of T-Shirts, published by Dewi Lewis in 2015.