Portraits and self portraits

« In ancient cultures and traditional identities, we were imposed an “I”. Our « I » is always a compliance to a symbolic system, to a system of representations which is our social space. Our « I » used to represent a kind of unity. But behind this « I » there has always been a multiplicity of « selves »

Patrick Chamoiseau, French Martinican writer

« Identities are constantly transforming, self creating, moving. They are not rooted, not essentialised, assigned to some by others »

Didier Fassin, French Anthropologist

Menelik, 2107
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