Alongside her work as a photojournalist, Monique Jacot has been using the technique of Polaroid transfers to paper since the 1980s. These poetic images, seemingly captured from a dream, blend superimposed and duplicated motifs in delicate and vibrant variations of colour. Monique Jacot’s research, which complements her committed, militant and reality-based reportage work, pushes her towards an aesthetic of contemplation, detail and matter. The heliograms, which were printed at the Atelier de Saint-Prex by Valentine Schopfer in 2014 and 2015, are monochrome explorations of feather and nest motifs picked up at random on her travels. The manifestation of an introspective gaze that marries aesthetic elegance with existential reflection, they are the outcome of experiments that are part photogram and part heliogravure.