Monika Macdonald shows what remains in the absence, the flesh of everyday life: meeting, abandonment, a taste for solitude… The spell of her images lets us penetrate beyond the visible and glimpse this intimacy that is usually silent.
The photographs in the “In Absence” series show women who have one thing in common: their own solitary search for affiliation – to something or someone.
“I don’t like the idea of taking pictures that much. But I always come back to it. There is no word to describe the feeling of being close to something. That’s why I keep going. I oscillate between different worlds to which I try to connect. My images are memories, to access the feeling of loneliness and vulnerability. To be admitted beyond reason, away from what we call reality.”