For her exhibition ELLE, Daniela Roman photographed an anonymous, young black woman, who had emigrated and staged dreams and fantasies, in an empty apartment in the 14th arrondissement.
ELLE left her homeland somewhere on the African continent in search of a different future. With this series of color photos, Daniela Roman invites the visitor to enter a world of experimentation and sensations and to imagine the story of this woman according to the scenes presented.
ELLE we meet her every day without really seeing her.
ELLE looks like us and even if everything seems to separate us, everything connects us to ELLE.
The technical process invented by the photographer allows her to transcribe the harshness and brutality of the uprooting in her photos by using scratches and nicks as scars. Daniela Roman works on a metal plate with crystalline photographs enriched with pigments, dust, charcoal or ink.
Rue Daguerre is part of a neighborhood that housed all 20th century artists from elsewhere, and the gallery at 51 rue Daguerre is a quest to find again the spirit that was the golden age of Montparnasse.
Daniela Roman : ELLE
Until January 31, 2020
51, rue Daguerre 75014 Paris
Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.