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Planches Contact – Deauville : Carolle Benitah : The Happiness Curve


Carolle Benitah, photographer and visual artist, was born in Casablanca in 1965. A graduate of the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, she currently lives in Marseille.

Since the early 2000s, she has used photography as a means of apprehending the fragilities of life. She places her practice in the field of the intimate, focusing on the family, desire, loss, mourning or the confinement of women.

In Photos Souvenirs, she transforms personal photos using embroidery.

In What We Can’t Say and What We Can’t See, she recounts, with the intervention of ink drawing, the silence of women in the face of their desires.

Using mediums such as embroidery, writing, drawing or gold leaf application, Carolle Benitah deconstructs appearances, points out flaws, highlights the invisible, questions identity, express the unspeakable.

Laura Serani gave Carolle Benitah carte blanche to explore and reinterpret the photographic archives of Deauville.

“I immerse myself in the history of the city to understand what makes its reputation and notoriety. It is important for me to immerse myself in the history of Deauville in order to find a subject that resonates with my own concerns in order to then transform these traces of the past and turn them into a work of contemporary concerns and aesthetics.”Carolle Benitah


Carolle Benitah, réinterprète les archives photographiques de Deauville
La courbe du bonheur

Les Franciscaines
145 B, avenue de la République
Planches Contact
Festival de photographie de Deauville
22 October 2022 > 1 January 2023

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