But she’s more than good art denouncing bad art; she’s a symbol for every woman who ever shouldered a load too heavy. But not alone women—this symbol means every man and woman who ever sweated out life in uncomplaining fortitude, until they crumpled under their loads. It’s courage, […] and victory.
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Floriane is a traveler in search of strong encounters she captures with intensity through her camera. The series “How Much Can You Carry?” is based on her fascination with the long lines of walkers carrying various objects all along African roads. Started in 2012 in Ethiopia, and still ongoing, this series now spans 4 continents.
Through her framing, both frontal and direct, Floriane stages each of her subjects with what matters most to them, which can be basic necessities, essential materials or precious possessions.
This series has two levels of understanding: the first refers to modern caryatids*; the second tells us about the weights we all carry, physical and psychological (weight of tradition, education, family, etc.).
*Caryatid: a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support in place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head.
Photographs of this series have been and will still be sold as printed editions prior and after the mint of the NFTs.