Héroïnes • 2017
Is one ever free?
Some Heroines of literature allow us to reflect on the question. In two photos, some of them have the opportunity to change their destiny, bringing their story to a context that is more relevant than ever.
They not only have to overcome a breakup like Lol V. Stein or climb the social ladder like Célestine, but all of them question how to free ourselves from obstacles. What are they made of? Do we bear a responsibility, an ancestral trace? To what resources should we draw in order to surpass ourselves and hope to elevate ourselves? With Héroïnes, we look at them with as much rigor as if it were a question of ourselves. If it is not always possible to free them from their constraint, the second photo offers an attempt to escape it, whatever the cost.
Anne Kuhn gives to heroines more than a simple picture: she restores to them the political element of themselves, as if they carried, in spite of themselves, at times, the mark of an unfinished history, a call to be heard.