Carole PAMPOULIE was born in Toulouse, France, in 1973. She moved to Panama five years ago. She works professionally as a Psychoanalyst, and at the same time she does important photography work.
Carole has been fascinated by photography since she was very young, exploring her grandfather Paul´s travel brochures from Indonesia, Cambodia and Mauritania.
She was soon fascinated by black and white photographs, discovering in these faded images subjective histories of men, women and children in their natural environment. Concentrating on these faded and forgotten faces, Carole increasingly attempts to capture the Expression.
In each of these picture portraits or street photographs, Carole is deeply focused on their photographic composition, and with a play of lights, tries to put on stage the black and white contrasts of the faces she captures.
Carole follows a guiding thread in her photography work, that in that original search for an encounter with another, she allows herself to be surprised, and that in that photographic instant, claims an emotion.
Here the photography is like an invitation to a journey by canoe: “One day my grandmother told me that the most beautiful part of a person could be found in the current of a ghost river…
“Then I asked her what that ghost river was, and she responded, that is what you are now, my little girl, it is all you want to forget as you grow up, however it is all that you will never stop being…
“From each moment that I take a photograph, I now know for each one, what is the current I search for.” carolepampoulie
All images © Carole Pampoulie