Backlight 2021
Julien Lombardi

Julien Lombardi

© Julien Lombardi


(b. 1980, France)
Currently based in Paris, France.



Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has been making the transition between the old order and the new political project that has yet to be achieved. L’inachevé provides a visual investigation of a land immersed in waiting, as if in suspension. The photographed places and scenes show signs of unaccomplished projects and unresolved ideological issues as well as reflecting a cultural environment in search of a new definition. They resemble the scenery for a play that is still to be performed. Rather than documenting the current situation, these photographs are directed towards a history that has yet to be made and towards the land’s prospects for renewal.