In this opalescent work where portraits and landscapes from the artist’s childhood are combined, the spectator is embarked on a sensual and physical connection to photography. At first, images are dark, they look like they have nothing to show. They only reveal their secrets when they are in contact with heat. Then, they gradually withdraw into themselves. Charlotte Mano chose to give us the possibility to lift the veil on an intimacy that she finds difficult to show by herself: her family. Out of seemliness, she voluntarily blinded them before she photographed them, only to cover them under a black revealing substance.
About the artist
Charlotte Mano was born in Paris in 1990. After she studied modern literature and cultural communication simultaneously, she entered the École des Gobelins where she is currently in her last year of photography. Her work was shown at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Nîmes and within the Rencontres d’Arles.