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Jamais Je Ne T'Oublierai

Jamais Je Ne T'Oublierai

By (author) Carolle Bénitah
Edited by Laura Serani


  • A revolutionary series about family album photographs
  • Duo tone printing, golden hot foil stamping, and Japanese binding with a spiral
Full Description
"These scraps, given away for a few euros on the curb because the heirs no longer want them, change status by a simple gesture: the application of gold leaf on the photograph. By masking part of the image and, more specifically the faces of these ghosts, Carolle Bénitah multiplies the possible projections tenfold. Gold is a stainless metal. The golden flat surface operates both as an obliteration and a shiny surface on which our own faces are reflected. This happiness, ritualized as events unfold, refers to the lies about the family myth. It removes the dark matter related to the family, which is precisely absent from these photographs." - Carolle Bénitah Text in English and French. 
About the Author
French Moroccan photographer Carolle Bénitah, who worked for ten years as a fashion designer before turning to photography in 2001, explores memory, family and the passage of time. Often pairing old family snapshots with handmade accents, such as embroidery, beading and ink drawings, Bénitah seeks to reinterpret her own history as daughter, wife, and mother. Carolle Bénitah was born in Casablanca (Morocco) and graduated from the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris).
3rd Nov 2020
USA & Canada
8.25 in x 8.75 in
56 Pages
45 b&w
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