France Dubois unrelentingly explores spaces of intimacy; there is a small almost transparent border between dreams and reality, the visible and invisible, which stretches like a taut thread between the two universes, it takes one small step to cross to the other side, into different worlds.
Pictures tell the stories of the ups and downs of our lives, showing our capacity to move from one state to another. The photographer explores our capacity to transcend our weaknesses and emerge stronger from them in a constant process of renewal. Passing is gentler if it is bathed in light, sickness becomes a work of art, sadness is transformed into pure energy, the driving force of creativity.
France Dubois’ strength lies in her minimalist photographic style which has a powerful aesthetic appeal. The characters in her photographs appear fused with their environment, as if nature has given them the strength to overcome these moments of self-doubt, to reengage, to draw from a source of life, a symbol of rebirth. Weaving a universal story seen from her almost shameless view, France’s photographs thus reflect, honestly and poetically, our own most intimate lives.
Her work has been shown in Belgium (Recylart, Hangar Photo Art Center, Médiatine, Bozar) and abroad : New York Photo Festival, Kaunas Photo Festival (Lithuania), Galerie VU’ (Paris), Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux –France), Les Photaumnales (Beauvais – France), Les Transphotographiques (Lille – France), AIAV (Yamaguchi – Japon), Photo Art Fair (London – UK), Fotofabrik BNL-Bxl (Berlin – Germany), Bleu Star Contemporary (San Antonio – USA).