Eugénie by Mélanie Patris et Eugénie Nottebohm
Book in English, French, Spanish and Flemish
Learning of her breast cancer, in July 2015, Eugénie asked Mélanie Patris to photograph her, in order to report on this ordeal, and to testify to a passage.
The chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment will last two years, during which the artist will regularly portray the model who offered to look at her, as a woman, in the sharing of a gender destiny, her face, her skin, his physical transformation.
On paper, there is her body, but also her words, telling of the presence of the malignant tumor, the fear, and the need to breathe.