Femme-mangrove, 2021 © Cédrine Scheidig
Femme-mangrove, 2021 © Cédrine Scheidig 

Cédrine Scheidig - De la mer à la terre

01/02/2023 - 26/03/2023

Maison Européenne de la Photographie 
5/7, rue de Fourcy 
75004 Paris


The MEP Studio presents the work of the young French- Caribbean photographer Cédrine Scheidig, winner of the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents in 2021. In a dialogue between two recent series – “It is a Blessing to be the Color of Earth” (2020), awarded the Dior Prize, which depicts the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in the Parisian suburbs; and “Les mornes, le feu”, begun in 2022 in Fort-de-France, Martinique – the artist reveals connections between two territories and the imaginaries of their inhabitants. Distancing herself from documentary photography, Cédrine Scheidig poses a subjective and poetic gaze on young people both in France and on the island. Her delicate portraits, details of urban landscapes and still lifes, bathed in a soft light, convey the feeling of a place rather than presenting an objective view of reality The artist explores the personal narratives of diasporic youth in the process of self-discovery, while opening up areas of reflection on such political subjects as the colonial past, cultural hybridity, modern masculinities and migration.