Esclavage domestique

Esclavage domestique

This work is a photo documentary of awareness of modern slavery. Developed in cooperation with the Committee Against Modern Slavery, it was intended to reflect the existence in France of this phenomenon. Text Ondine Millot recount the experience of women of foreign origin came to France to work, and their journey after being operated as a slave servant. These photographs represent the exterior of homes, the exact address that have been reported cases of domestic slavery, are faced with such testimony.
Photography "committed" has its pitfalls. Dallaporta Raphael, who worked with the Committee against Modern Slavery (CMTC), was able to avoid them. Instead of pointing his lens on the victims of domestic slavery in France, he preferred to turn to the scene. His photos show only the outside of buildings where, for months, young girls in search of a better future in France were reduced to servitude without pay or freedom, hungry, and sometimes beaten. These images of architecture, a simple cold, coupled with meticulous texts Ondine Millot, expanding the imagination. Because these homes – mansions, towers housing flats or suburban – are commonplace. They could be those of our neighbors. The series, which was exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2006, is supplemented by documents under glass that evoke the actions, but also a recent graduate of nursing assistant obtained by a former slave who has rebuilt his life .
Claire Guillot Article published in the edition of Le Monde 10.05.08
Hors Collection
160 x 210
15 color photos
32 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-060-4
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Born in 1980 in Paris, lives and works in Paris

He graduated from the Ecole des Gobelins, Paris. In 2002 he obtained a grant from one year to Fabrica (Italy). Xmas trees series was published by Télérama, broadcasted on Paris-Première and presented by the Fnac in January 2003. Corespondant until 2003 for the magazine Colors, he also publishes his work in Vogue-Italia Ojodepez, Blast, CitizenK International, Official, Wad, ExtraSmall. His series intitullée Antipersonnel was selected by Martin Parr, comissaire of the 35th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. On this occasion, an exhibition catalog was published by Watermarks with a preface by Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 and Ambassador of the inte rnational Campaign to Ban Landmines. His work is present in the Collections of the National Fund of Contemporary Art and La Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

Ondine Millot

Auteur, Journaliste

Independent journalist after sixteen years in Liberation, Ondine Millot specialized in the literary story of true stories. She collaborates with several magazines and published four books. Le Candidat idéal (Stock, 2021) tells the genesis of an attempt to murder between lawyers. Les Monstres n’existent pas (Stock, 2018) is a survey resulting from interviews with Dominique Cottrez, mother infanticide. L’Amour à mort (Steinkis, 2013), traces twenty stories of domestic violence and Esclavage domestique (Filigranes, 2006, with Photographer Raphaël Dallaporta) Fifteen care of abused home employees.