Thank You Mum
Atelier EXB / Éditions Xavier Barral
English and French
190 x 240 mm
Shaken by her mother’s illness, Charlotte Mano has initiated a photographic series staging their daily life into micro-fictions. A response to transform these moments together and celebrate their complicity when the mother becomes little by little the operator of the stagings imagined by the photographer. The two women completely unveil themselves and share in this way the universal strength of mother-daughter relationship.
This series has received the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2020 and, gathered in this first monograph, it questions the power of the image but also its own limits in a wacky, contemplative and unsettling atmosphere.
About the Artist
Charlotte Mano is a photographer and video maker based in Paris. She holds degrees in French language and literature and cultural communications. Mano graduated in photography at Gobelins school of image in Paris and in 2020 was the winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie.
About the Publisher
Atelier EXB / Éditions Xavier Barral publish books taking a visual approach to the new shapes of photography, contemporary art and sciences. Founded in 2002 by Xavier Barral, the publishing house conceives each book where style and content meet to tell an astonishing and singular story. Raising curiosity through the image and bringing one to discover new artistic voices, subjects that belong to our history. Each book is a singular object whose aesthetic, philosophical, and design choices take pride of place. Different points of views meet between artists and authors from around the world such as Valérie Belin, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Clément Chéroux, Raphaël Dallaporta, Raymond Depardon, Masahisa Fukase, Rinko Kawauchi, William Kentridge, Josef Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Erik Orsenna, Alberto Manguel, Annette Messager, Martin Parr, Eric Reinhardt, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jeff Wall.
The catalogue lists over 180 critically acclaimed titles including D’après nature by Jean Gaumy, Vers l’Orient by Marc Riboud (2012) and So Long China by Patrick Zachmann (2016), recipients of The Nadar Prize, as well as Anticorps by Antoine d’Agata, winner of the Rencontres d’Arles Festival 2013 Author Book Award. More recently, Sergio Larrain won the Krasna-Krausz Book Award (2014) and Images of conviction the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award (2015).