With “Fotomonday“, each week we showcase the work of women photographers from around the world.
Aiming to document a post-apocalyptic story, the Odds and Ends series presents itself as a documentary poem about the signs announcing the end of world. These images were designed as an obituary of the Earth, and were mainly shot in Metropolitan France and in Guiana between 2013 and 2017. The last (man or animal?) travels the world to collect remains of a powerful but fragile nature, where the four elements (air-earth-water-fire) mingle with carcasses of technologies.
Marie Quéau (b. 1985) lives and works in Paris since her last residency at the Cité internationale des Arts in 2017. Her works were exhibited at the PhotoLevallois Festival, the Montrouge Fair, the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, as well as in various galleries, museums and institutions. In 2012, she receives the Nofound Photo Fair Award – Fondation C de Groot. In 2018, her series Odds and Ends wins the Carré sur Seine Prize, and is a finalist for the HSBC Photography Prize.
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All images and text © Marie Quéau