“When I was little often they used to tell me: this is not the right time: It’s not the right time to play… It’s not the right time to eat… It’s not the right time to speak your mind… It’s not the right time to talk… In short, it has never been the time: to say what I think, to say what I want. And then I grew up…But that refrain never left me, until it became part of me. A sort of “mantra”. But today, Faten, what is South? I really don’t know, I want to drink a glass of wine but certainly it’s not the right time….”
Faten Gaddes is a French/Tunisian photographer currently living and working between Tunis, Paris and New York. With works that touch an artistic and political vein, Gaddes has shown her work in the permanent collections of the Tunisian government, the French Development Agency, the Foundation Pierre Bergé and many collectors abroad.