Famille - Family
In French cemeteries, many gravestones are prominently marked with the word “Famille”. Reflecting on the importance of “Family,” in death as well as in life, I decided to make photographs that isolated that single, essential word. The photographs on this site are a small sample of the hundreds of images I created during visits to Paris.
I intentionally omitted any identifying information such as names, dates or religion. I searched for unique depictions of “Famille.“ and discovered a wide variety of lettering, carving , painting, statuary and mosaics.
Some graves were carefully tended and others worn and eroded with barely distinguishable markings.
Sometimes, the word “Famille” was the only thing that remained.
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