Carolina Arantes – First Génération

Carolina Arantes – First Génération

Carolina Arantes – First Génération


First Génération reports on several years of research on the expression of a post-immigration identity in Europe.

In 2014, Carolina Arantes began First Génération, a long-term project that revolves around the first generation of French women from West Africa. In the desire to offer them more visibility, the photographer went to meet these women. At the heart of the book, their voices cross the pictures and the archival documents used echo each other, and reveal a reality often hidden. In contact with them, the artist’s Brazilian traditions – imprinted with theirs in many aspects – then resurfaced in the common past of colonization. “It gave me a broader view of the world. I hope that this work will allow others (especially those not involved) to have a better understanding of our identities, of our humanism. Because times are changing. It is a committed generation that no longer accepts certain mores stemming from a colonialist vision. These women are aware of their own value and the value of African culture in history,” she said.


SKU: FIS-BOK-168 Category:

Photography: Carolina Arantes
Publishing director: Benoît Baume
Editors: Corentin Delavie & Bastien Forato
Editorial committee: Benoît Baume, Lisa Cadot, Corentin Delavie, Bastien Forato & Éric Karsenty
Editorial follow-up: Éric Karsenty
Photo editor: Azu Nwagbogu
Editorial & graphic design: Lisa Cadot & Bastien Forato
French proofreading: Alexandre Mouawad
English translation and proofreading: Finley Cutts
Photo editing: Natália Alana & Studio Fahrenheit
Distribution manager: Corentin Delavie, edition@fisheyemagazine.fr

Carolina Arantes, 2022, for the photographs, interview, editions of the archives and the whole book
Maboula Soumahoro & Azu Nwagbogu for the preface texts
Fisheye, 2022, for the whole book
Paper: Fedrigoni Arena Bulk Natural 100g & 140g, Sappi Magno Gloss 150g
Typeface: Boogy Brut, Julien Priez, Bureau Brut, FR
Printed in October 2022 by Graphius, Ghent, Belgium.
Legal deposit: November 2022
ISBN : 979-10-97326-15-9
Fisheye Editions

Additional information

Dimensions 22,5 × 16,5 × 1 cm

Signed edition, Standard edition