Marcel Bascoulard

Forty years after his murder, Marcel Bascoulard remains something of an iconic curiosity for the people of Bourges. He was seen as a wandering visionary, an erudite outsider known for his highly detailed drawings of the town. He was self-taught and was the only character ever to appear in his work, as his photographs, taken over a thirty-year period from 1942 onwards, testify. These full-length photographic self-portraits show Bascoulard wearing dresses he designed himself and holding a piece of broken mirror, alone, in both interior and exterior settings.