aline giordano

J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites - 21 January 2012

J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites - 21 January 2012

© Aline Giordano 2012

Let’s get to the point: my mother. She very sweetly and timidly asked if I would take photographs of her latest amateur theatre performance. Of course I would, I said, though feeling a little shame for not offering in the first place. Looking at these photographs now I think of Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida (1980) and the mourning of his mother when he writes ‘I had no hope of “finding” her’ (Barthes, 1980, p. 63). Are these photographs acting as a strengthening of our mother-daughter bond, anticipatory mourning, or a celebration of my mother’s love for acting? I think they are a bit of all. These photos are for your mother - with much love.

The play was written by Carol Greep.

Barthes, R. (1980), Camera Lucida (R. Howard, Trans.). London. Vintage Books.

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