On Love, Violence and the Lack of It


In her series On Love, Violence and the Lack of It, Ann Massal offers a new reading of violence and love, trying not to interlock them into a Manichean duality of good and evil. She captures the tensions, brushes the taught atmosphere with the camera, grabbing onlookers in order to enable them perhaps to put images to what cannot always be verbally expressed. Feeling rather than telling. This is the subject of this photographic journey through the night, the revelation of a personal story that could be that of many others.

About the artist

Born in 1977 in Paris, Ann Massal studied at the CELSA. Her whole career has involved working with images (beauty, fashion). She trained in photography at the St Martins School in London before joining the Atelier Smedsby. Her work has been exhibited international on several occasions and her first book, The Eye of the Cyclops, was published in 2019. She is represented in Paris by Maison Contemporain.