Families

This work began with a reflection on the structure of my own family. What makes a family? Is it a father, a mother, children, a dog (a cat or a rabbit)? Can we say that a family without a father or a mother is still a family? Does a reconstituted family deserve the title of « family » ? Can we have two families? And do we all have to live under the same roof to be one?

These are some of the questions that have been calling out for answers and which I searched for through the medium of photography. This was a fascinating journey!

I believe these images question social representations, for example: “Is merely being together in a photo sufficient to say that we truly are together?” or “How much is down to conventions or to a sort of public performance?”. They also question photographic representation, such as: “They may be together, but do they meet the requirements of what we consider to be a family?”.

As a result, we often discover that photography reveals far less about the certainty of reality, revealing rather our own perceived stereotypes of reality.

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