De l’eau: Be reborn, let the inner child speak, give him access to the locked drawers, open them and marvel again.
Du feu: Growing up, taking a step back and understanding father’s choices, his experience and his expectations.
De la terre: To take root, and to walk in these family branches, to silence remorse, regret, through another angle of view … that of his brother.
“De l’air” is the interpretations of a little girl, from snippets of memory, that try to understand the path and the choices of her family.
Lola Khalfa was born in Annaba, Algeria. After studying graphic design and photography at Annaba University and Annaba’s Palace of Culture, she worked between photography and design. She is now devoted to photography, her photographic work is part of engaged and personal testimony without any demonstration, assertion or judgment, a narrative in images that attempts to approach a complex reality by using imaginary borders and a suggestive lecture.
In 2015 she received a nomination for Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund; she has held residencies in France, Cuba, Pakistan, Germany, Tunisia and Algeria and exhibitions in Bamako, Paris, Algiers, and Cologne. She was a mentee with the Arab Documentary Photo Program in 2019.