In this very personal and poetic book, Gérard Rondeau offers us magnificent black and white photographs, mirrors of the world, of its areas of shadow and suffering, of its silences and interstices. Sometimes of surrealist inspiration, when it comes to Roger Vaillant’s Great Game, sometimes very realistic, through a gallery of portraits of Alain Bashung, Cabu or Paul Bowles, these works are living testimonies, unresolved stories. Between shadows and lights, from the landscapes of Champagne, where the artist is from, marked by the Great War, to those of Sarajevo which also bear the mark of bullets, through those more laughing from Tangier, Gérard Rondeau reveals the meanders of his imagination. In a refined and intimate style, it brings together the fragments and traces of war, time and men. Gérard Rondeau stands out as one of the great photographers of our time.