“Miverina” means “to come back”.
These images speak of my return to the country of my roots, Madagascar, back over on the other side of the world.
It was bound to happen one day, after 20 years of absence. I was bound to feel the desire to go back one day. Like an obsession to rediscover what I had forgotten, and confront my imagination with a country – a real living nation.
I was bound to feel the desire to reinvent an identity after so all the years of diasporic existence.
These images are the result of my wanderings and meetings on “Grande Ile”. I have tried to show something of my intimate relationship with this country, the Malagasies, their daily life and the rhythms of their existence.
Yet these images also speak of distance. They show violence in my incapacity to be totally assimilated to this Ancestral Land, and violence in the idea of being a resolute foreigner in my native country.
Photography is my pretext for learning again and understanding what it is to “be Malagasy”.
(text in french inside the book)
Compagnons d'Emmaüs Published August 23, 2010
Une transition difficile Published August 22, 2010
NEILA & QUENTIN Published July 31, 2010
ILAKAKA Published November 30, 2009
Untitled Published October 19, 2009
De l'or sous Belambo Published August 24, 2009
POMPIERS DE TANA Published March 16, 2009
MADARAIL Published December 09, 2008