Fond Perdu Vol. 4, helps us understand and see the conditions of emotional weight and sensitivity of choices in the present moment that take a long view, both backwards and forwards, and steam from the given history and heritage. Henno’s portrayal of child smugglers who help transfer passengers between the Comoros and Mayotte, an island that has become French, brings to notion a framework that paints a personal face to immigration and assimilation, showcasing that their personal troubles are correlated to larger social problems, and that their lived experiences are endlessly layered in the state of the world, past and present.
Laura Henno’s focus lies in communities that are formed on the margins and in resistance of society. She immerses herself in isolated populations, and in a migratory or survival situation by favouring a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach within the communities that she follows over several years.
- Katja Horvat
FOND PERDU Vol. IV by Laura Henno
Art Direction & editing by Nicolas Poillot
Design by Thomas Hervé
Text by Katja Horvat
50 copies, numbered
148 x 210 mm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Fond Perdu” at Yvon Lambert bookshop, curated by Nicolas Poillot, November 2021.
© Laura Henno
© Yvon Lambert Editions