Portraits

The genre of portraiture was at the centre of Véronique Ducharme’s first sustained experiments with the photographic medium.

Exclusively picturing people with whom she was closely acquainted, she used the genre not to record the outward traces of individual identities but to capture moments of quiet intimacy shared with her sitters. Ducharme’s early portrait series, which spans the years 2005-2007, is dominated by subjects that seem lost in a state of introspective self-examination.

All taken with ambient light and in bare domestic settings, these images communicate a calculated stillness that is imbued with emotion, softly vibrating beneath the surface. (Tousignant, 2014)

Jane 2007 chromogenic print 100 x 75 cm

Yves 2007 chromogenic print 50 x 60 cm

Pierre-Yves 2007 chromogenic print 50 x 60 cm

Claudette 2005 chromogenic print 75 x 100 cm

Frédérick 2005 chromogenic print 75 x 100 cm

Alex 2005 chromogenic print 75 x 100 cm

Geneviève and Marco 2004 chromogenic print 50 x 60 cm

Élia 2007 chromogenic print 100 x 75 cm