Greetings from the Colonies Safia Belmenouar and Marc Combier collections
The postcard is part of our history, our imagination. It is also, given its extremely wide circulation, a privileged reinforcement of ideology. The postcards from the Colonies shown here were exchanged between Westerners and remained unknown by those represented on them. Through them, the homeland believed it was discovering peoples when, in fact, what it saw were mere representations. Here the women have no names, they are merely ‘types’.