Gerbehaye Cédric

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Signed book, in an edition limited to 30 copies, accompanied by an original edition.

  • Texts: Benno Barnard, Caroline Lamarche, Olivier Mouton
  • Editions : Le Bec en l'Air
  • 20 x 26 cm
  • 144 p
  • Cardboard cover, canvas printing
  • Bilingual French/Dutch
  • ISBN 978-2-36744-083-5

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What does it mean to be "at home"? In a world of traffic, a Europe crossed by identity issues, does belonging to one's place of origin still have a meaning? It is this question that led Cédric Gerbehaye, a photographer accustomed to distant conflict zones, Congo, the Near East or Southern Sudan, to return home to Belgium. He shows a country shaken by political and economic crises, but deeply alive, far from the summary interpretations and "belgitude" to which it is too often reduced.

Cédric Gerbehaye does not photograph Belgium, he photographs in Belgium. He looks at his compatriots, sees their worries and sometimes even their despair, but he also perceives tenderness and comfort. It captures unstable times, tipping points between what has been lost and the uncertainty of what will happen. It tells the story of the world of work - or rather the end of a world -, the joyful way in which Belgians are attached to festivals and rituals, how they love, struggle, expect and develop solidarity-based survival strategies on a daily basis. He uses a local photographic writing style and integrates himself into the community, he is one of them, "one of them".

The writer Caroline Lamarche is the author of a text that introduces the book. Dutch essayist and poet Benno Barnard and journalist Olivier Mouton complete this photographic approach by each sending an open letter to the photographer.