Every One (#2)

Sophie Ristelhueber (French, born in 1949)


180 x 270 cm (70 7/8 x 106 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, chromogenic print (black and white image) mounted on laminated fiberboard

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Photography



In response to the devastating violence in former Yugoslavia, Ristelhueber set out to create a work that would address the horror of brutality among neighbors turned enemies. With great clarity she made close-up photographs of the recently stitched bodies of patients of Paris hospitals. Every One is the artist’s only figurative work to date, but on this scale, the human form also appears like a ruptured and violated landscape. To show her solidarity with the city under siege, Ristelhueber traveled to Sarajevo in 1994, exhibiting one of the images from the recently completed Every One at an art center there.


The artist; to MFA, Boston, 2002

Credit Line

Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Fund


Reproduced with permission.