My mother passed her beautiful porcelain doll, "Delicate Dolly", down to me. I got into heaps of trouble when I gave Delicate makeup with some magic markers. Thirty years later I passed her down to my own daughter who wasted no time in pulling off one of her arms.
//Corpus// La pénombre, lentement nous fait découvrir pudiquement les courbes d'un corps, comme la rivière polit les pierres, le vent façonne la cime des arbres. Nous percevons la délicatesse du grain de peau et les détails de l'histoire d'une vie sur ce corps dénudé. Mais l'important est ce que nous ne pouvons voir dans cette obscurité qui recouvre l'essentiel : l'intime de l'être féminin.
Born on the Same Day reflects the separation and interdependence of fraternal twin girls. By the taking on and discarding of roles, it is the discovery of their world through free play and fantasy. They embrace the life-long process of understanding themselves and each other, as I, their mother, the participant observer, balance seeing and being with them.
One can be gracious at any age.
Wherever you live, whatever life you lead, however simple, if you love yourself it will show – you will beam with beauty.
Don’t wait for later! Now is the time to adorn yourself with your special possessions.
This portrait was shot in Lusaka. There was strength in her vulnerability as she shared how she lost her daughter and son-in-law to HIV AIDS. She now looks after her grandchildren not knowing how she can educate them and give them a good future but never gives up easily.
Part of my series Keepers of the West about the small family run ranches in the American west. Kestin and Kayla are growing up on their family ranch in rural Montana. On this 100 degree summer day after their chores they jumped into the cow watering tank to cool off.
Province of Guangxi, China. In a little village, this woman invited me to step in her house. A tiny, dark, spare house with the wall darked by the burning of a wooden stove, and with just a window from where the weak light of a cloudy day came in. The old lady while we were trying to speak bend toward the light as for get some kind of inspiration finding the right word that we both could understand
Portrait of An Irish Traveller Girl, Galway, Ireland 2022
Portrait of an Irish Traveller girl at a popular horse fair in Galway in Ireland. Like many girls from the community, they often wore heavy makeups, false lashes, tan and nails and dressed elaborately hoping to find young men to marry.
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.