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'Searching for your Shadow'

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Monograph
  • Photographer
    Chris Rydlewski
  • Credit
    © Chris Rydlewski 2019

'Searching for your Shadow' is an exploration of my mother's home district, the 15th arrondissement, in Paris. The work is an exploration touching on identity, history, memory, and geography.
The work is influenced by the writings of French Nobel prize-winning author, Patrick Modiano whose writings are the fragmented, lateral stories of memories, history, and the urban geography of Paris. Crucially, Modiano's characters usually attempt, and fail, to make some sense of memories of the past. This failure is implicit in their search, as it is in mine.