Zoé Beausire (b.1987, Switzerland) graduated from ECAL, Lausanne University of Art in 2010. Her work is focused on documentary photography and how telling stories is a way of questioning reality. Zoe’s photographs have been exhibited at the Kominek Gallery and her last Book was part of the exhibition Livres at the Outono Photo Festival in Spain. She published Rosette, Mauricette et Roby with Kominek in 2012 and self-published “Where the Birds Used to Sing” in 2013. Zoé is currently based in Berlin.
About the Photograph”
“This photograph is part of a larger project called Rosette, Mauricette et Roby documenting the lives of three protagonists. The overall work deals with aging and the inevitable alteration of social life and participation. This project questions the relationship of life and death. Rosette and Maurciette are sisters. Both of them raised their children alone and worked in the same factory in a small Swiss town all their lives. They lived really close to each other and spent a lot of time helping one another. Through their common habits and shared ordeals, Rosette and Mauricietee have developed a deep mutual affection. The photograph is the symbolic illustration of this relationship made of tenderness but also of a certain brutality. It shows the ambivalence existing in any kind of profound bond between two people, the ambivalence of related emotions as well as the feelings between love and interdependence symbolizing the loss of individuality and freedom.”