Cristianne Rodrigues
Curator

First generation

Carolina ARANTES

Since 2013, Brazilian photographer Carolina Arantes has been photographing the first generation of Afro-French women.
Who are they ? Women born in France to French and African parents of various nationalities, following the immigration wave of the 1970s and 1980s.

Often perceived as African in France and as French in Africa, these women have in common their quest for identity. Some have never been to Africa, but want to claim their “Africanity”. Others face colonial clichés that persist today: they often call the construction of their identity “schizophrenic” in the midst of two antagonistic cultures, that of the colonizer and that of the “colonized”.

Today, they seek to transcend the conflict inherited from their parents between European liberal culture and traditional African education, between colonialism and cosmopolitanism, between a feeling of non-belonging and the legitimacy of their mixed nationality. They all seek a place in society that could legitimize their dual culture.

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