Bénédicte Desrus

Documentary Photographer + Photojournalist
     
When I grow up
Location: Toulouse, France
Nationality: French
Biography: Bénédicte Desrus is a French documentary photographer working worldwide. After 20 years of living abroad, including 15 in Mexico and four in East Africa, she returned to her home country in July 2021 and is currently based in ... MORE
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When I grow up
Copyright Bénédicte Desrus 2022
Date of Work Mar 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Mar 2021
Location Mexico
Topics Childhood, Children, Confinement, Documentary, Education, Emotion, Essays, Family, Friends + Family, Globalization, Homeschooling, Interior, Isolation, Latin America, Lockdown, Mexico, Parenting & Family, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Quarantine, Spotlight

When I Grow up



For one year, I photographed my 4-year-old son Thiago, as part of a project titled “When I grow up” about a child growing up in isolation, away from other children and the outside world, during the coronavirus pandemic.




"With this pandemic and his school closed, my son is experiencing big changes. He has barely seen another child for months now. I wonder what the psychological effects of social distancing will have on him during his formative years and how he will remember this time in the future.”



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Education in indigenous communities during school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.

Bénédicte Desrus / Yucatán, Mexico
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Portraits

Bénédicte Desrus / World
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Dandora

Bénédicte Desrus / Nairobi, Kenya
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Madiaba Busaa Club

Bénédicte Desrus / Nairobi, Kenya
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The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal

Bénédicte Desrus / Mexico City
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Dreaming big

Bénédicte Desrus / Mexico City
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Keep Moving

Bénédicte Desrus / Mexico City
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Where the blood goes

Bénédicte Desrus / Mexico City
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Globesity

Bénédicte Desrus / World
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The persecution of homosexuals in Uganda

Bénédicte Desrus / Kampala, Uganda
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The devastation caused by injecting foreign substances for cosmetic purposes into the body in Mexico.

Bénédicte Desrus / Mexico City
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