Algeria(s), a mosaic of heirs seeks to draw a portrait of the composite community linked to Algeria on French territory and its archipelago of memories, after 130 of colonialism, 8 years of war (1954-1962), 1 milion people back to France in 1962 and decades of algerian migrations in France
This reportage is based on a work of portrait and meetings with different people, from the Parisian suburbs to small towns in the countryside- It tries to interrogate the diversity of this community, its multiple identities far from stigamitzation and the collective imaginary around Algeria in France. The project will seek to understand and tell what unites this community of attachment rather than what divides it, and how Algeria lives through it in French society. A ground-level reportage, in counterpoint to the national narrative, inspired by my own family history ( my mother was born in Oran, Algeria during the war) and my interest in transnational relationships, histories and identities.
With the support of the BnF - National French LIbrary with the photographic comission " Radioscopie de la France"