2017-2020 — Berlin, Germany
About this series
In the fall of 2017, my daughter Emma and I moved into a new apartment on Eisenbahnstrasse in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
Since then I have often been asked why I, as a single mother, don’t prefer to move back to my home in France. It seems like this question occupies the minds of a lot of people around me, so I soon started asking myself what home actually is. Is home a place, a language, a landscape, a feeling? Is home where I am, or where I come from, where I was born? Every time I discovered something in my immediate surroundings that felt like home, I began photographing them in an effort to answer these questions.
Delugeau was born in France in 1979. After a classical ballet education, she was mainly involved in dance, literature, and stage in her youth until she got involved into photography and its narrative possibilities. After receiving her M.A. from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, she came to Berlin in 2005, where she deepened her connection between image and stage. In 2015 she completed her studies by doing a Post-Grad Class in the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie Berlin. Her photography has been recently exhibited in CACP Villa Pérochon, Niort, France and during EMOP Festival, at the Institut français Berlin, Germany. In her work, she stages the spaces and people of her everyday life in pictorial short stories.