pauline amacker – Shadia and Saphira


pauline amacker – Shadia and Saphira

by pauline amacker

This atlas describes the relationship between two Métis sisters who lived in Switzerland and then in Cameroon after their parent's divorce. They haven't seen each other for 5 years as the eldest came back in Switzerland. They kept in touch through Facebook messages and looking at them points out a cultural gap. Shadia and Saphira's duet was forged through separation and their striking resemblance leads to confusion. They are proud of their dual identity but saddened to be rejected in both countries. My aim is to discuss physical distance within the family and question cultural barriers.