Photography becomes a crucial tool to express myself, and interrogate the human being. Having concluded studies at the Danish Photojournalism School in Aarhus in May 2014, I attempt to find more personal and interactive approaches to the narration. The human being, its consideration, its integration in society, and its internal revolution to define its identity, are my main interests.
Photo Description 1:
Melanie MacDonald, 22 years old, just finished her study as Bsc Adult Nursing Degree in the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway. Places are rare in the hospital, but she will not go, she will find something else to do until the opportunity to be recruited as a nurse becomes possible.
Photo Description 2:
Niall and Callum, 24 years old, are best friends. Niall works as a diver on a boat in charge of the maintenance of coastal facilities. Callum is at the reception of the unique sociocultural center of the Isle of Lewis, before landing there he tried a singing career in Glasgow but it did not work out, so he came back half-hearted.
Photo Description 3:
Kevin, 35 years old, fulltime fisherman. Nowadays the local fishing fleet is smaller, and working conditions are difficult. The fishing industry of the Hebrides is generally a small-scale activity in decline due to a number of factors, although it still contributes considerably to the local food based on fish.
Photo Description 4:
Danielle, 26 years old, raises her son, Peter, 4 years old, alone. She has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This illness started shortly after her boyfriend left her alone with Peter, 3 years ago. Since then she's been working in her dad's souvenir store in Benbecula, the island where she lives and grew up.
Photo Description 5:
Two years ago, Connor did his coming out, courageously facing the prejudices of the very conservative community. He wants to become an actor and above all he wants to leave the island. Here he feels like in a cage, locked in a world too small for him, even if his friends and family are very important. He knows he needs to go. Glasgow will provide him the anonymity, its folly and its fantasies.
- Laetitia Vancon