Life in a Morning photography exhibition—44 years old
Part 9 of 12
My bilingual Life in a Morning exhibition presents 104 black and white photographs with written blurbs about the morning routine of 12 girls and women aged 0 to 102 years old. It shows the differences and similarities between the routine of each person depending on their age, status and occupation. It’s a representation of how life evolves in a morning and how certain habits remain throughout life.
I wrote the blurbs as if the person I photographed was talking. Here’s the story of a 44-year-old woman.
Partie 9 de 12
Mon exposition bilingue La vie en un matin présente 104 photographies en noir et blanc accompagnées de textes descriptifs à propos de la routine matinale de 12 filles et femmes âgées de 0 à 102 ans. On y découvre les différences et les ressemblances entre la routine de chaque personne selon son âge, sa situation familiale et son emploi du temps. On voit comment la vie évolue en un matin et comment certaines habitudes demeurent tout au long de l’existence.
J’ai écrit les textes comme si c’était la personne que j’ai photographiée qui parlait. Voici l’histoire d’une femme de 44 ans.
44 years old / 44 ans
Family means everything to me. I wake up early with my husband, prepare his lunch and wave him goodbye as he drives away to work. I then take a few minutes for myself before waking my daughter up for school. She’s not very hungry in the morning so a little food art helps her enjoy her meal. Once all my humans are taken care of, I go out and tend to my animals before starting my day.
Ma famille représente tout pour moi. Je me réveille tôt avec mon mari, prépare son diner et lui fais un signe de la main lorsqu’il s’éloigne dans son camion pour aller au travail. Par la suite, je profite de quelques instants seule avant de réveiller ma fille pour l’école. Comme elle n’a pas trop faim le matin, un peu d’art gastronomique l’encourage à manger. Après avoir bien pris soin de mes humains, je sors m’occuper de mes animaux avant de voir à mes propres besoins.
Leah came to the opening reception of my Life in a Morning photography exhibition in April and wrote a kind testimonial on Facebook a few days later:
“Some of you may remember my post from the fall where I shared some pictures taken by an amazing photographer, Marie-Pierre Photography, for her project ‘Life in a Morning’. It is documentation of the authentic morning routines of 12 women aged 0-100.
Marie’s project is now complete, after a year of work, and on display at Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta in Edmonton until June 1.
My family and I were honoured to attend the opening night last week where we were treated to all the photographs as well as a dance performance and snacks. Marie also gave a heartfelt, emotional speech that just made me appreciate her even more! The project is a beautiful example of all the powerful similarities between us as well as the unique and important differences.
Much gratitude to you, Marie, for your vision and allowing me to be a small part of it. I will treasure the images. If anyone is interested in a true, authentic experience and documentation of your life, contact Marie! She does a phenomenal job and makes things feel effortless and friendly.
Come see the display!”
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I photograph individuals and families at any stage of their life. From short stories to 12-hour day in the life sessions, contact me to customize your documentary photography experience.
I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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