Bernard Ciancia

Where are the workers? In a delocalised, globalized, deindustrialized world, in a society that tends to glorify new technologies and service activities, one would have almost forgotten that every day (and often as potron-twink), millions of people work in blue, a tool in hand and helmet screwed on the head. It is these jaws (of employment), sometimes smiling, sometimes tense, sometimes mocking, that the Grenoble photographer Bernard Ciancia went to eat during four years of meetings in several companies of Isère. As a tribute to those women and men in

the shadows who, fingers in the grease, rotate a large part of our economy. The result ? A strong and poignant portrait gallery that tells the working conditions, the environment and the human with a lot of tenderness and mastery of the artist. Because thus photographed, these are undoubtedly stars. But stars of our daily life ... This magnificent work on the workers' memory inaugurates a new series of exhibitions that the Musée Dauphinois will henceforth devote to Isère photography and which will alternate contemporary creators and heritage backgrounds. For the occasion, the cloister of the convent of Sainte-Marie d'en-Haut will find a new destination with large prints on metal hung in the open air, accompanied by the publication of a beautiful catalog. They have mouth, the workers of Bernard Ciancia