Pictures taken in Italy, France&Corsica, Algeria, and Turkey.
My father was born in Algeria. His parents too, from parents born in Sicily, Malta and Catalonia. I grew up hearing a million stories about these cultures and places. And as a kid growing up, I also had a connection with it myself, going for vacations to the Mediterranean coasts every summer. An omnipresent element in my education, this sea was definitely a member of my family. This series pays homage to it, with a journey around its shores. Here these territories dialogue together freely, in a mosaic that evokes the relationship I have with this identity now that I am an adult, with my own sensibility, in an attempt to embrace both personal memories, and heard family stories. And to depict my actual experience of the Mediterranean, out of what was just a passive connection to it.