Lise Sarfati On Hollywood
"On Hollywood focuses on the landscape of Los Angeles and women who were lured by their dreams of success in Hollywood, but who now struggle against harsher realities. Inspired by Guy Debord’s concept of “psycho-geographical wanderings”, or the study of how geographical surroundings can affect the emotional behavior of individuals, Sarfati roamed the boulevards of Hollywood looking for potential locations and subjects. Sarfati focused on street corners, bits of sidewalks, parking lots and corner stores, banal locations to which she returned often. The women portrayed, like their environments, are on the fringe of society. Developing personal relationships with her subjects, Sarfati is able to capture moments of pensive reflection and vulnerability."