Zoe Beausire

Zoé Beausire was born in Switzerland and is currently living and working as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Zoé graduated from the ECAL University of Art and Design in Lausanne in 2010 with a Bachelor in visual communication. 

zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-01 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-02 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-03

Rosette, Mauricette et Roby

In a symbolical as well as narrative way, “Rosette, Mauricette et Roby” shows drastically and intensely the inevitable process of body changes, of alteration in social life and in social participation. It questions the relation of life and death.

Old-age is the stage of life when the human condition is revealed to the person himself. This is the moment when the human being has to face himself because his body eludes him and constantly reminds him his mortality. These three people come from a humble background. Their lives were based on work and family. Once they are retired, once their children live by themselves, their social life decreases. So what’s left? It’s only the human being facing himself dealing with who he really is beyond his working life. A life reduced to micro-activities but nevertheless a life. There are still feelings, emotions, friendship. The protagonists find trust and solidarity, they reinvent there own collectivity.This work mixes up the symbolic with everyday life images. It deals not just with three people’s intimacy but the much more general question of old age and the human condition. It questions loneliness; that is the human being’s nature.

zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-04 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-05 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-06 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-07 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-08 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-09 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-10 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-11 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-12 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-13 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-14 zoe-beausire-rosette-mauricette-et-roby-15

To see more of Zoé’s work, please visit her website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

See More!