Flore-Aël Surun

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Flore-Aël Surun photographs ‘survivors’ and brings to light their strength. In ‘Sur-vie Sous’, she descends into the Bucharest underground to share life with street teens, choosing to record the moments of joy that still exist.

She created a project on transgender people in Paris, entitled ‘Female to Male’, in which she gently reveals what identity means.

Beginning in 2003, she asserted her commitment to being a witness, searching for people who choose non-violence as a method of resistance. In Bethlehem, several decisive encounters set in motion a long series of stories on peace activists: ‘La Tentation de la Paix’ took her to a march by Tibetan Buddhists, a Canadian refuge for American deserters and the village of Neve Shalom, also known as Wāħat as-Salām, where three religions live together.

Part of this photographic story is focused on the political actions of young people at protests. In ‘Corps à Corps’, she accompanies activists protesting the G8 in Annemasse and uses images to juxtapose a hedonic moment of nudity with an act of civil disobedience.

She weaves together her reflections on youth into a single story, entitled ‘Du Désir dans les Ailes’ where she composes a fragmented self-portrait.
She contrasts colours, warm/cold, clear/obscure, tenderness/violence, adding the necessary tension that haunts her vision.

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