Carolle Bénitah

Just the two of us

For years now, we have instituted, my son and I, a small ritual.

Twice a year, in June and in December, on our respective birthdays, we photograph ourselves.

The posed session responds to a specific organization. We immortalize this moment in our interior space, sitting side by side in front of the camera placed on a tripod and equipped with a flexible trigger that we operate each turn.

Twice a year, we record on film this moment of transition where we add one more year to our lives.

It is an obligatory parenthesis in the midst of the daily tumult in which we oblige ourselves to immortalize this moment.

This series talks about our evolving mother-son relationship and time passing.

About the Artist

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Born in Casablanca (Morocco), lives in Marseille (France)

After graduating from École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris), Carolle Bénitah worked as a fashion designer for ten years. She decided to study photography in 2001.
She has graduated from l’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles and from Diplôme National Supérieur Expression Plastique, Aix-en-Provence, France, both with congratulations of the jury.

Some recent exhibitions include In the now : Gender and Nation in Europe, Selection from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl photography Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (up coming), Femmes en regard, Guerlain, Paris, Empreintes du temps, Topographie de l’Art, Paris, France, Festival International du Textile, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Robert Doisneau, le temps retrouvé et regards d’aujourd’hui, Sainte Foy les Lyon, Modest Fashion, Stedelijk Museum Schiendam, Hollande, Les Marocaines, Maison de la photographie, Lille, France, «Étranger résident, sélection d’œuvres de la collection Marin Karmitz», MUNTREF, Centre d’Art Contemporain et le musée de l’Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentine

Her work is part of several major collections, such as: Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Museum of Fine Art Houston, USA and has caught the attention of private collectors such as Marin Karmitz, creator and distributor of MK2 cinema, Jan De Bont, American director of Speed and Twister, eye-themed contemporary art collector Galila Hollander and Sir Mark Fhers Haukhol, co-founder of the Medici Archive Project and collector of contemporary European women photographers.