Petite robe de fête


2014 - Sélection du jury et de Fetart

Here it’s about childhood, countryside, looks, expectations but also melancholy. A series of young girls portraits made in Transylvania, half-way between the documentary and poetry, under the shape of a visual tale which has childhood and the fragility of this precious time as a main theme. These portraits mix with the pictures of the traditional universe in which these young girls live and make us discover a different vision of a painfully marked Romania, moving forward in the present, while living in the shadow of its history like an adult taking his first steps outside childhood. In a hide and seek game between shadow and light, “Little party dress” launches the ball of these unique and fleeting moments of grace which are bound to disappear.

About the artist

Born in 1981, Delphine Schacher lives in Lausanne (Switzerland). She acquired higher training in photography from the Ecole supérieure d’arts appliqués of Vevey (CEPV). Her work has been exhibited at the Galerie Focale in Nyon (Switzerland) and rewarded by the second prize of young talents of the Swiss association VFG.