“My grandmother Jacqueline used to live in Marseille, in Southern France. During the war, she fled her native Alsace with her family to settle in this city. A recurring story was that after eating one egg and one tomato as a lunch, she bathed in the Mediterranean sea. She loved to swim the sidestroke and to see the coast scrolling under her eyes. “I was good there.” She thought the sea fed her because she was not hungry.
In 2012, I went to Marseille for the first time as a resident artist for ‘My Provence Festival‘. We had three days to take photos of this city. I didn’t plan anything: no project, no sketches and no idea of what I would have liked to photograph. I just walked with a guide and other artists. Here is my vision of this city, shaped by this family story. I realized afterward that this project is not about Marseille itself but more about finding my images in this particular place, which for me is a synonym of freedom and peace.” – Margaux Roy
Margaux Roy (b. 1990) is a French photographer graduated from Gobelins School of the Image in 2012. In addition to photography, she is also interested in video and sound. Margaux creates her personal series by contemplating and analyzing her daily life. Some of her recent projects involve the documentation of used baking paper sheets and highlighting the work of digital retouchers by isolating Photoshop layers. In her work, she is always looking for a right balance between an editorial and a more personal language. Find out more about her work here.
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