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FAIRE FACE . HISTOIRES DE VIOLENCES CONJUGALES
FACING UP. STORIES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Camille Gharbi’s first monograph, is the result of four years of work on the issue of domestic violence. The book gathers three series of photographs which pose the report of conjugal violence (“Proofs of love“), question the paths of reconstruction of the former victims (“A room of one’s own“), as well as the possibilities of deconstruction of the relationship to violence in their authors (“Monsters do not exist“).
Each of these series evokes in its own way the reality of this violence, its intensity, its banality. Through these individual and singular stories, told in images and words, it’s the whole society that must “face up”. They are based on the same conviction: domestic violence is a terrible reality, but things can change if we take the trouble to look this reality in the face.
Analytical texts and reflections written by Raphaële Bertho, historian of photography, and Ivan Jablonka, historian specializing in the question of masculinity, as well as an interview with Lorraine de Foucher, journalist at Le Monde, and Carole Groulet, psychologist, shed light on this complex subject and provide food for thought.
By pre-ordering the book now, you are supporting a project that is both intense and fair and that seeks to deconstruct systems of thought in order to encourage the search for concrete solutions.
Together, let’s face this scourge that affects us all.