Jean-Baptiste Pellerin aka Backtothestreet
In 1990, after graduating from photography school, Jean-Baptiste Pellerin rushed to the streets to put into practice what he had learned. For a long time, he practised what is known as "stolen photography" in the working-class neighbourhoods of major cities. In 2015, it was a turning point. He watched the real-fake documentary by BANKSY "Faites le mur" and then made documentary films and a report on the refugees of La Porte de la Chapelle. The idea of giving back to the street what he had taken from it seemed obvious to him. The stolen portraits are returned.
Since then, using the largest of galleries, the street, under the name of BACKTOTHESTREET and according to this concept, he sticks his photos under glass on the walls of major cities around the world.
Today, there are more than 4000 small postcard-sized photos (10x15cm) that have been sealed between a ceramic tile and a glass plate and then cemented onto city walls. You could also discover them at Artazart in spring 2020.