Themes of cultural ritual, memory, race, and social justice permeate Giraud’s work which positions the photograph as a sacred and reproducible object.
The cultures of often unseen people remain central to the artist’s work. Birthed into the rich traditions of southwest Louisiana, Giraud’s collection explores micro-narratives reflective of his cultural context and artistic lens.
Ekphrasis, a rhetorical language arts device, calls on one form of art to articulate another form of creativity. Giraud mimics ekphrasis in his creative practice blurring the lines between photography, graphic arts, and sound.
A Rhythmic Culture
From the warmth of Louisiana's musical soundscape to the glaciers of Iceland, Giraud’s photography reveals the intersectionality between photographic image, sound, and memory.