Born in 1980, Toulouse, France. Living in Madrid, Spain, since 2015. I started studying photography as a side activity during my engineering studies, and acquired the basics of BW film. Then I attended workshops and masterclasses of the Espace Saint-Cyprien in Toulouse, before moving to Madrid where I learned about the history of contemporary photography in BlankPaper School. I firstly developed an intuitive practice, experimenting styles, tending to open a window on intimate connections to my relatives and environments. Then in Spain I discovered the power of photographic language in new ways. I now am developing a story about European migrations involving the history of my family.
Dates. October 1938. October 2015.
Decor. Moutain. Sea.
Characters. Leonor, 10 year old. Ailan, 3 year old.
Beginning. Spain. Syria.
End. Living in France. Dying drowned.
About Ailan, I do not know anything,
but the iconic photography of his face against the sand
and the projected intimate suffering of losing a child who could have been mine.
But about Leonor, great-grandmother of my children, I can talk.
Also about my grandfather from Italy,
about us in Europe yesterday and today,
about times, waves and movements,
about this tormented heritage that already weighs on the shoulders of our own children,
and about one thing in common : looking for a future, beyond the horizons.