Modern Women at Home in a Foreign Land
While my blog started as a look at the intersection of travel and design, since my move to France I like to think it has become much more than that. One of the things I am constantly fascinated by is the ‘expat experience’ where living like a local is central, but you will always be a bit of an ‘outsider.’ And by a few twists of fate (aka links through the internet, from various directions), I came across this photo project by Chloe Lodge that immediately caught my eye. Entitled “Modern Woman at Home in a Foreign Land,” Chloe photographed a group of Anglophone expat women living in France, capturing them in a location where they feel connected to France. What I love most about this project is that Chloe has developed it into a self-published book on Blurb (click the image to “preview book” and view full screen). Here she looks deeper at the connections of these women to their physical environment and their relationship to the Internet (i.e. for some blogging ) and communication in today’s world and how it helps or hinders their integration with Paris as a place. It’s a fascinating series that got me thinking about the ways and places I feel most connected to France… It’s also fun to try to guess where these women are from without looking at the captions.
Pictured above: Claire Bazin from England
Thank you to Chloe for providing the images for today’s post!
August 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm //
Wonderful mention of Chloe and her project! Insightful visions into the expat life in Paris.
Thank you Anne & Chloe!
August 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm //
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August 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm //
I was initially introduced to Chloe and her exciting project via Kasia’s recent blog post. Nice to read about her again here!
August 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm //
thanks for the answers to my vocab questions yesterday! I love how language continually evolves. I’m a French teacher in the USA and I’m always amazed how many new ways there are to express an old idea. thanks again.
August 5, 2011 at 2:24 am //
This is so great! I love how Chloe captures the outsiders in a place they feel most at home! wonderful!