Father and Son

11 June - 10 July 2016

Father and Son was exhibited at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in 2015. Now Grégoire Korganow has been able to bring the project to China through portraits made during a residency here.



"What is a father? What is a son? What bond links them? Blood? Love? Legacy? Inheritance? I photograph fathers, 30 to 80-years-old, standing up, bare-chested, with their son, months-old for theyoungest or already in their fifties for the eldest. They are close, often skin to skin. Looking at these portraits, you search for similarities. You scrutinize the facial features, compare the gestures and attitudes. You imagine a story. Attempt to discover the secret of a relationship. Nudity disturbs and scrambles the clues a bit. "