In the photographic exhibition In the Name of Mother, Nadia Ferroukhi brings us into the heart of matrilineal societies, micro-societies organized around women who structure the economic and social life, while ensuring the transmission of the lineage, the name, heritage and culture. Societies where women are the head and the center.
For 10 years, Nadia Ferroukhi has traveled the world, meeting and photographing Navajo women in the United States, Zapotec in Mexico, Samburu in Kenya, Bijago in Guinea Bissau, Minangkabau in Indonesia, Moso in China, Ouessantine in France, Jaintia & Khasi in India, Comoro in Great Comoros, Tuareg in Algeria, Estonian in Estonia. Each of these women’s communities has its own unique rituals imbued with the country’s history.
Born in Paris of a Czech mother and an Algerian father, Nadia Ferroukhi has always had a nomadic life, because of the profession of her parents. She travels the world, between Algiers, Prague, Vienna, Washington D.C. (where she studied International Relations) and moved to Paris to become a photo reporter.
Polyglot, multicultural, curious, she chooses to take the time, to live the daily life of the people she photographs, to create lasting links. She knows how to share the richness of all that she encounters in each of her travels, thus highlighting those who are in the shadow. Her works are published in magazines and exhibited in galleries and museums in France and around the world.
Nadia Ferroukhi : In the Name of Mother
from November 14 to December 10, 2019
1 Place de Thorigny 75003 Paris