Author ········· Bruno Boudjelal
Medium ········· Photography
Published ······ July 1993

This brilliant photobook is an intimate diary-like exploration of personal and cultural identity, compiled by French-born Bruno Boudjelal, who travels to Algiers to discover his father’s homeland and to meet his extended family for the first time.

When his father decided to return to Algeria, he went with him and began to uncover a country, a family, landscapes that spoke to him, a world scarred by violence and individuals whose conversations forced him to question his sense of self. Creating both a diary and testimony, Boudjelal travelled Algeria for ten years. He used both black and white and colour and became increasingly aware of his subjective point of view; one marked by his personal history but curious enough to bring daily life into perspective.

As a Frenchman of Algerian origins, photography for Bruno Boudjelal is a lifestyle in which he endlessly questions his own identity and confronts us with our own.