Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Portfolio / Personal

At The End of The Day

  • Photographer
    Laetitia Vancon
  • Photo Date
    2016-20172017

This series is a poetic portrait of the Outer Hebrides Islands through the prism of its young generation. Where population is aging and economy declining, where jobs, studies but also partners choices are limited. How do they develop a sense of belonging? After two years following this project, overall, the young people I met show this same ability to bounce back. A kind of happy fatalism. They give me the impression of being tied to an elastic: most of them want to go elsewhere, but they are tirelessly brought back to their islands. By attachment but also, very often, by fear of the unknown.