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Winner Carré Sur Seine 2019

of Lassée

Born in 1977 in Paris.
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Floriane de Lassée

Artist profile

Floriane de Lassée

Born in 1977 in Paris.  


Coming from a school of art and graphic design, Floriane de Lassée likes to talk about "constructed image" by working on the composition of her photographs. Yet spontaneity remains omnipresent in her staging work, feeding off each other.

In her latest series How Much Can You Carry she has fixed, or even hung her gaze on the oversized bundles that Ethiopian women carry with dignity on their heads. A metaphor of the weight of life, of this physical, but also psychological load, to be supported or exceeded.

"The weight of your past, of your history can be a force as it can become a brake on your evolution. I want my photos to convey the idea of weight as a positive force" explains Floriane de Lassée.

The energy to move forward is at the heart of the artist's approach, but also transmission and education as a guarantee of women's emancipation throughout the world.

By Désirée de Lamarzelle

- exhibition-event of the winners of the Prize Carré sur Seine, from February 3 to 24, 2023 -

With her suitcase, the photographer shares the reality of her travels with husband and young children. 200 kg of logistics (with photos) as material to document the female destiny; hers that leaves Europe towards those who live in megalopolises or remote countryside of the globe. Her commitment is mixed with the memories of objects brought back from India (sentimental frames) in a leather trunk that contains the symbols of her displacement, between freedom and the unexpected.

In her stagings taken between dog and wolf during her stays in Rajasthan, Floriane de Lassée makes us say that the spectacular water wells dug in staircases (Bâolis series) and the decorum of the residences of long lineage families (Modern Sati series) that the romantic architectural decay betrays ancestral customs with sacrificial realities. That of abandoning the historical wells at the time of water shortages; that of eliminating women again by tradition (however abolished) of the Sati.


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