Since the 1970s, Raymond April has explored the language of photography, presenting various mise en scènes that stem from self-representation and a dramatization of the intimate sphere, in which the artist is cast in a variety of scenarios. As a pioneer of “auto-fiction”, April creates series of photographs imbued with an uncertain narrative. Through her work, April questions the relationship between reality and its symbolic transposition within the photographic image.

Portait of Raymonde April.
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay (2006)