PEARS IN THE AFTERNOON is a portrait series created between 2010 and 2018.
My artistic focus is on the portrait in the broadest sense: I’m always looking for the special quality of my subject, whether person, prop or situation.
For me, it is never about the portrait of an individual, it’s about the portrait of the human being per se.
Gabriel is 22 years old, lives in Palermo and is a transgender person. He has just had a mastectomy, a dream that he has managed to achieve and that has lasted for years. Gabriel experienced a very difficult period in school, but the support of his family made him a peaceful and dreamy man
I shot this portrait of my late friend Henry Worsley at the geographic South Pole in 2012. Henry was a scholar on Shackleton. Four years later, he endeavored to complete the Antarctica crossing that Shackleton had envisioned before getting stuck in the ice. Henry was less than a week from reaching his objective when he was struck with a severe case of peritonitis. He was air lifted to a Chilean hospital where he died two days later.
Time stood still for 6 months while your flowers remained white in the warm summer sun. A season passed by like a dream, they say life goes on.
well, I just dream on
Angela comes from Nigeria. At the end of December 2017 she gave birth to her first child Gift, at the neonatal unit of Sant’Anna hospital in Turin. The group of Doctors Without Borders who manage the Ex MOI housing occupation medical advice centre took care of her while she was pregnant. Angela had a premature delivery and she had to remain in hospital for longer due to her little daughter medical condition.
It is the story of a girl who lived through a period of history but was never seen, and though she was very artistic, she always hid herself from others until one day, her identity was revealed. She was still trying to keep her identity a secret until she was satisfied to register herself in history. This girl's name is Lorca, and I have been trying to portray her face with the story she has in my mind so that the whole world can touch her feelings.
Domi lived in an incredible poverty.There's no water, no electricity, no heating in the crumbling room. I was there in this place at the occasion of the 2018 Christmas. The cat it was the soul mate of Domi. In 2019 December I visited again. But unfortunately the misery took him away, he died... Transylvania area of Romania
Staying Together 2020
Chelita clings to her mother amidst the chaos of migrants waiting to be admitted into Mexico. After days of waiting at the border Julio César Sánchez, The Director General of Special Affairs for the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government of Mexico, appeared as a representative of the Mexican Government and began allowing families to enter in small groups, after making ambiguous promises that didn't apply to all members of the caravan. He never said what would happen to the fa
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.