/ 2020 / Portraiture / Children

Lost Freedom - Part 2

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Isabelle Thibault
  • Credit
    Isabelle Thibault

Lost freedom
My kids fascinate and frustrate me, amaze and irritate me, both releasing and stifling my creativity. For one who is fueled by travel and freedom, they impose routine and stability. The cornerstone of my photographic approach is to tame the feeling of suffocation and the emotional duality that parenting brings to me, which are now amplified by the COVID containment. Because through my kids, I see my sorrows and my joys, my intoxication and my torments, and especially the freedom that inhabits them, compared to that which I no longer have.

Isabelle Thibault was born in the Outaouais region of Quebec, in a creative milieu. After finishing her university studies in Central America and living in the Netherlands, Isabelle worked in advertising in Montreal, before devoting herself entirely to international development, particularly in Haiti. She has trained and done workshops with renowned National Geographic photographers in Canada and the United States, including award-winning photographer Maggie Steber, which she considers

Awards PRIZES
• 2020, Black & White Magazine, une des photos gagnantes dans la catégorie musique/sport/danse du concours « Black & White Single Image Contest 2020 », Californie, États-Unis.
• 2019, PhotoPlace Gallery, deux photos gagnantes sélectionnées par la commissaire photographe américaine Anne Berry (Atlanta) au concours « Childhood », Middlebury, Vermont.
• 2019, « PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019 », Mention honorable, Paris, France.
• 2018, Fujifilm Canada, deux photos gagnantes comme Premier prix et Mention honorifique au concours « Laisser les enfants jouer ».

PUBLICATIONS
• Finding Freedom, Black+White Photography Magazine, Volume No. 231, East Sussex, Royaume-Unis, août 2019.
• Black & White Single Image 2020, Black & White Magazine, Volume No. 137, Ross, Californie, décembre 2019.