By splitting family photos and melding them together, Quebec-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette creates shocking images to explore genetic similarities between family members. He calls this series Genetic Portraits.
Reading this article from the Guardian, I’m thinking how this generation deals with such juxtaposing messages: on the one hand we are an increasingly consumer-driven society and young people seem to encapsulate a sense of entitlement that wasn’t present in previous generations, but on the other hand younger generations tend to feel the effects of economic downturn more than most. In the past six months alone this generation has experienced increased academic competition coupled with over 100% increases to the cost of tuition, and is also greatest affected by unemployment. Whilst I cannot say nicking trainers and bags of crisps is making a worthwhile statement, it does point to larger issues faced by the generation. Unfortunately they will be highly stigmatised but hopefully not excluded from political discussions of future solutions.