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De la mer à la terre (From The Sea, To The Earth)

Sep 23rd - Nov 4th, 2023

Opening: Sep 23rd, from 6 until 8 PM

In her first exhibition in Portugal, Cédrine Scheidig (Paris, 1994) presents a selection of images from her most recent series: La troîsieme île (The third island) and Les Mornes, Le Feu (The mornings, the fire). Both projects portray two sides of the same reality, the lives of Antillean youth on both sides of the Atlantic.


Whether exploring the Caribbean populations living around Paris or visiting the spaces where this culture is inhabited, hybridised and transformed on a daily basis in their places of origin, Scheidig's photographs offer an exploration of the post-colonial city as a place where Afro-descendant identities are continually experienced, learned, transcended and redefined. 


The result is a vibrant portrait of a generation that is redefining our understanding of Franco-Caribbean identities today. This work won the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents (Rencontres de Arles, 2021) and was presented at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in February 2023. 


Cédrine Scheidig (born 1994 in Paris, France) is a French-Caribbean photographer based in Paris. Her work, anchored between Europe and the Americas, is an exploration of blackness and the spaces where it is inhabited, redefined and transformed on a daily basis. A graduate from École Nationale de la Photographie d’Arles (2021), her work has been presented in several group exhibitions, including Fotografia Europea Festival (2023, Italy), Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane (2023, Guyane), Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur (2022, Switzerland), Dior Prize w/ LUMA Foundation (2021, Arles), Rencontres internationales de la photographie (2021, Arles) and in a debut solo exhibition at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, in February 2023. She has been nominated among the British Journal Photography «Ones to Watch» (2022, UK), and shortlisted for the C/O Talent Award (2022, Germany), and the MAST Foundation Photography Grant (2022, Italy) among others. In 2021, she won the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents (Arles). She has recently been the recipient of the national photography grant from CNAP, Les Regards du Grand Paris, for its 7th Edition in 2023-2024 (France).


Exhibition included in the official program of Encontros da Imagem de Braga 2023.

Courtesy Parfums Christian Dior.

+ info about Cédrine Scheidig (EN/FR))

+ info about her project at Dazed Magazine (EN)

© Cédrine Scheilig

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