This series of portraits and self-portraits explores the roots of 'negritude’ and self-identity. 'Indigenous' is a tribute to the past and to what remains today in a critical state of vulnerability. Where do we truly come from? How is race defined? A race that unites as much as it divides, that gratifies as much as it offends. These are some of the questions that my multiethnic self is attempting to explore in this collection.
Ne me dis pas qui je suis toi qui ne sait pas qui tu es, issue de tous, metisse je suis, indigene du monde, mes origines font ma force, ma negritude mon flambeau.
All images © 2006 AJSilistrie