Upon entering their home, Jean-Jacques Moles meets families. It often starts with the couple, it gets a bit complicated in Africa with the co-wives …
Among our Romanian or Moldovan neighbors, the families are similar to those of France and most of Europe, although in the Romanian countryside three generations often live together instead of two.
In Africa, we are no longer on the same pattern, children come out from all sides to pose: the family extended to the clan, living in the same enclosed space (the “square”), is generously displayed in front of the lens .
But here the word family encompasses other realities: the heavenly Christians of Kindonou, a popular district of Cotonou in Benin, or the Moldavian faithful of Greek Catholic faith are united by a spiritual bond.
The employees of a former Romanian cooperative or the nurses of a Cuban hospital, united by the common toil, gather in their professional environment.
Adanhondjigon dansing schoolboys gather under the banner of education, brought together by their studies. The Gypsies themselves, are proud to belong to a tribe, which can be defined by their profession. They join in this the Hamer from the middle of Ethiopia.
Jean-Jacques Moles – In family
7th Photographic Meetings in Agen
September 14 – October 14, 2018
Chapel of Martrou: 14 rue des Martyrs, Agen
Open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, from 2:30 to 6:30