A story of the British living in France through portraits of British expatriate families in the Dordogne region. Having himself abandoned the UK, Rip Hopkins re-examines his roots and his passionate relationship with France. Antony Mair, a British settler in the Dordogne considers what it means for him and others to be expatriates, while Pauline de La Boulaye, a French national sets out her view of the British, the photographer and the present time.
These different accounts raise questions of identity and of belonging to a country, real or imaginary, in the context of a society adapting to globalisation. Disturbing and surreal, Rip Hopkins’ photographs resonate at the deepest levels of our consciousness.