Fucking French Family

PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLILLE, France
Photo DateApril - May 2013
Entry Description

I grow up in a small town in the North of France. In this serie, I try to question our social, cultural and family origins. This is me dressed up and made up like members from my own family. So you can watch portraits of my parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. I called this serie "Fucking French Family" because even if they look like terrible people, they are also incredible just because they belong to my family. These photographies are realised in a studio in my school, these are not real places, I create the decor with objects I find or buy in second-hand shops.

About Photographer

Michel JOCAILLE grows up in a small town in the North of France and dreams about being doctor or great fashion designer for his Barbie's sisters. At the age of 26 and student in Art School still in the North of France, he tries to find his own way in photography and contemporary art. After studies in psychology and art theory, he starts some photographics projects which concern his own family. Then he passed the entry in his local art school and used his qualities for new subjects. Today, he studies photography and video and teaches digital art to children in their schools.