Reminiscent of Gordon Parks' iconic imagery, Laurent Chevalier's photography, primarily shot on film, casts light on the everyday, capturing the marvel in the mundane and seeking out magic in ordinary moments. This portrait explores his artistic process and motivations in order to grasp the way in which he sees, understands, and, through his art, interprets the world in which he lives. This short portrait also aims to contribute to the ongoing discussions of how art can be used as a form of affirmation and resistance.
Directed and Edited by Kondwani Banda.
Cinematography by Kondwani Banda.
Sound & Additional Camera by Sandra Itäinen.
Special thanks to Laurent Chevalier, Brittany Luse, Sandra Itäinen, & SVA MFA Social Documentary Film Program.