I Am Your Fantasy.
Photographs by Marion Gronier.
Images en Manoeuvres Editions,
48 pp., color illustrations throughout, 11½x11½".
The portraits in ‘I am your fantasy’ were taken between December 2009 and May 2011 in the small towns around Douai, Nord-Pas de Calais, France. The young girls featuring in the photographs are entrants in the local ‘Mini-Miss’ Beauty Contests organized by their mothers, portrayed next to the girls. These photographs that show rather sad looking girls, constitute a work of art. Gronier states that the people who have allowed her to use their images cannot be reduced to what this work expresses.