The Anomium series is informed by the concept of Higonnet's "knowing child" - the idea that childhood is a time of both innocence and wisdom, a brief window blessed with this innocence but burdened by the knowledge of an unkind world. This series examines these ideas and seeks to evoke a sense of transformation that is at once haunting while retaining elements of this fading purity, and to serve as a testament to the resilience and beauty of childhood in the face of the journey towards maturity.
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Anomium No. 3
Merit Award's Gallery
Frances with Child
From the Series Rotan Switch
I began documenting life on my grandparents’ cotton farm in the Arkansas Delta community of Rotan when I was twenty-one years old. Collected over the last forty-four years, these images and stories are a reflection on the people and places that have taught me the meaning of the word home. It is also a self-exploration into my inherently complicated role in this community as both the photographer and the granddaughter of the farm owner.
Belgium, Namur Province, Morialmé (Marche Saint-Pierre), the Marches of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse are on the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This march takes place primarily in the countryside, notably the route from the village center to the Poucet chapel. The Marchers are dressed in traditional costume comprised of a blue smock, white pants and red scarf.
Naomi, 5 years old, was born with hydrocephaly. At age of 20 days, she has been adopted by Wisma Kasih Bunda Foundation (Semarang, East Java, Indonesia, 2023). On Java island, are dozens of cases of mercury poisoning: pregnant women have passed mercury to the fetus without their knowledge, causing irreversible damages to the unborn child with morphological and anatomical abnormalities.
Nelson Mandela said «Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world». This image was taken in a school in Zanzibar, where there are no desks, chairs or school supplies. All these little girls own is a notebook and their own memory. Knowledge is passed on to them by a single master. In every person there is the possibility to transform the world.
James Potter, Walt Disco frontman.
Walt Disco is a Scottish post-punk band known for their unique style and powerful performances. The band members have openly identified as queer and have been vocal about their support for LGBTQ+ rights and freedom.
Their music explores themes of self-expression, individuality, and breaking free from societal norms and expectations.
From the series "Off Kilter" that presents portraits that are slightly askew. The series captures people in mildly uncomfortable situations, where the equilibrium is just a little out of balance. In these off kilter moments, the subjects let their guard down for just a moment and reveal something authentic about themselves.
This young Wodaabe girl i met on the gerewol festival somewhere in the middle of nowhere. She put a spell on people. Look at her gaze... the eyes, the skin, the hair, ...
She is one of the most beautiful peaople i have met in my travels.
That day, I decided to lock myself in the dark, alone in front of my mirror.
Camera in black and white with hi contrast mode, a light behind me, a few drops of water well lit. Then much patience to find the right shutter speed, fair exposure compensation and the right movements to follow.
Here, a powerful rendering, dark, confusing, frightening, poetic, .. everyone be free to interpret them as he wishes.
Virtually no post processing, just a cropping, an adjustment of shadow and whites.
Biddy, Tipperary, Ireland 2020
Irish Traveller Biddy leans against a horse transport box for the photograph. She lives in a 3-berth caravan on the roadside campsite with her parents and ten other siblings.
Samba Soknhna Ba, Ferlo Desert, Senegal, 2023;
The pastoralists in the Ferlo Desert are an important example of people's ability to adapt to extreme conditions and the importance of tradition and culture in a changing world. Although they face many challenges, they continue to live their lives and maintain their unique way of life.
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Underpass worker break moment,Eat full the resting and eating snacks is a short time to relax.
Forgotten Worlds - The living tradition of Kutch, India
I arrive, dazzled, at a settlement with 20 families from the Jat Fakirani community. In an increasingly pasteurized world, I am moved by the treasure of these moments. In every detail, I see the symbols of a culture that took millennia to form and is rapidly disappearing. From its magnificent traditional houses called PAKHO, through traditional clothing, its intimate relationship with animals, ancestral knowledge, everything is rare, unique and in the process of disappearing.
2020 was a year that confirmed a huge divide in the society we live in currently. Why are black men still being vilified unjustly? Stop, look closer, reach out, get to know him. Understand that he is a dynamic being - an educated, kind, and beautiful black man.
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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.