As part of her residency in Perche-en-Nocé, Anne Rearick presents her series on the rural world of her childhood called “True West” .
The photographer has created a moving series, set in Idaho, in the great American West.
“Almost a century ago, my great-grandmother, Maggie May Jones, moved from Oklahoma to Boise, Idaho with her husband and children in a trailer that contained most of their belongings. Her head was full of dreams. Three generations later, I was born. The memories of summers spent with my grandfather in Idaho are the strongest of my childhood. The rodeo and the cowboys, the drive-ins, riding down the river on inner tubes, the smell and sound of guns, and the drunken family conflicts… Idaho is a state in the northwest of the United States: the capital Boise, with its beautiful university and mixed population, is home to only 12% of the population. In the rest of the region, a collection of small rural villages, where in some of the churches, the American flag flies proudly next to the cross…” This is the setting for the personal story of this great American photographer, who works in time, in a black and white and cinematic atmosphere.