“By showing violence, we trivialize it.”
Camille Gharbi began her career as an architecture photographer, but her personal work quickly brings her to documentary photography to cover concerned social issues.
This is how she reveals a powerful, original and sensitive work, through the series “Proofs of Love”, a real electroshock to fight against feminicides, laureate at the 4th festival youth award, and programmed in many festivals and exhibitions (Circulations festival, les rencontres d’Arles, Nuit de l’Images in Lausanne …)
Here, no “face damaged” or bashed woman, but the objects that were used for the murders of women (listed by the collective “Feminicides by Companion or Ex” from 2016 to 2017), objects of our everyday life, photographed on a blue background, out of context, free of emotions. The crime is no longer passionate, the daily becomes the terrain of the unthinkable, the irreparable.
Since then, Camille is present on rallies and demonstrations against feminicides and has covered for Le Monde the launch of the movement led by Marguerite Stern: since late August, these women, simple citizens or activists stick on the walls messages to challenge the public authorities.
From the 11th to the 13th of October, “Proofs of Love” and ” poster gluing” will be exhibited at the Studio Zorse, newly opened in Malakoff, during the exhibition “Cross The Line”. Camille’s eyes will cross that of other artists and journalist around the issue of violence against women, the new place of men, the new codes of femininity and masculinity.
Camille Gharbi – Exposition pour la Mixité “(Do Not) Cross The Line”
October 11th to 13th
31, Augustin Dumont Avenue