ARP 2009 – The Family Safe – Erik Chevalier in Cape Town

in collaboration with

Erdmann Contemporary/thephotographer’sGalleryZA

“I’ve always been fascinated by family albums in general, for what they say but especially for what they don’t say. these pictures were taken in the countries that are important to my personal history but the triks they contain, the missing parts are about what they, as all family albums, don’t say.

My personal family, as far as I’m concerned, starts in the spring of 1915 when my two grandfathers fougth the same battle on opposite fronts. It’s considered one of the lowest points of history, the first time poison gas was used. It was fierce, cruel and immoral.
But the next generation set up family together and started another album….” (Erik Chevalier)


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