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tu mérites un amour

My grandmother died on July 20, 2022. Suffering from Alzheimer's for 10 years, my grandfather has taken care of her at home. Last May, I visited them at their home in Pont L'Abbé, in Brittany, in France, to photograph on film his unconditional love for her, and his routine: cooking, being present with the nurses, getting up at 5 a.m., having faith to hold on better. For this series, I was driven by the feeling of needing to document it while I still can. This work has to do with my own fear of forgetting and letting go of moments while I know everything passes. I look at themes of passages, such as time and space, identity, and home. There is a strong feeling of capturing what still exists. As a Catholic, having faith means for my grandfather that we all have to embrace and accept that everything must die and disappear. He told us "it is not the end, it is the beginning of a new venture we will all have to face and we must continue to have faith". "tu mérites un amour" recounts the last months of their 62 years of marriage. I made this series to remember those little daily things that constitute a life, reminding us that we all must remember that what matters is to tell ourselves that we did love.

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