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December 12, 2013
by Patrick Zachmann
“This is about a journey, a journey through memories and exiles. A journey that spins and weaves all the destinies I stumble upon. The fate of the emigrants leaving their country south of the Mediterranean Sea in order to evade joblesness, boredom, the lack of a future, and the fate of the mothers who let them go away or realize that they’re gone.?“Today, I’m starting the travel in reverse. I leave in search of my long-forgotten origins, of the missing images in my family photo album.”
Through videos and photographs, Patrick Zachmann, a member of Magnum Photos, compares his own family history with that of migrants today. He focuses in particular on migrants’ relationships to the sea (mare) they had to cross and to the mother (mater) they left behind.
In co-production with Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture.
With the support of Sodexo Sodexo, partenaire MP2013 des expositions photographie-vidéo.
In partnership with the Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Ville de Chalon-sur-Saône.
In partnership with France Culture.