Floriane de Lassée

de Lassée

The series How Much Can You Carry? is based on Floriane‘s fascination for the long lines of walkers, carrying diverse and bulky objects all along African roads. Started in 2012 in Ethiopia, and still on-going, this series spread out to 4 continents, covering around 15 regions to this day, within 7 countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Japan, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil), and more to come.

Through these simple and authentic photographs, she proposes to stage each person with what counts most to her/him. And in these remote communities, what matters most are often first necessity products or consumption goods : sacks of grains for the farmer who must sell his crop in the nearest city to feed his family, bales of straw to be traded for a cooking pan, empty bottles to be recycled …

Leaving misery on the side, the models show a unique sense of curiosity, fun, and pride, in staging themselves, proud to put forward what can be considered in lots of cases as their only survival means.

And looking at these portraits, the complicity with the photographer, and the pleasure of performing, the pride of seeing oneself, heroic, modern caryatid, sustaining on one’s head a life of consumption like mountains on one’s head, have taken over the pure tribute to a crushing labor, and finally take us onto an odyssey of a rare humanity.

All images are available as 23¾ x 16½" and 47¼ x 33½" pigment prints made in editions of 5 with 1 AP. Pieces range in price from $2200 to $10,500, depending on size and availability.
 
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.
Aftam, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Aftam, Ethiopia, 2012
Alain, Corsica
Floriane de Lassée
Alain, Corsica, 2015
Alexis, Rwanda
Floriane de Lassée
Alexis, Rwanda, 2012
Alfonse, Rwanda
Floriane de Lassée
Alfonse, Rwanda, 2012
Anga, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Anga, Indonesia, 2013
Aru, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Aru, Ethiopia, 2012
Ayako, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Ayako, Japan, 2013
Ayantu, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Ayantu, Ethiopia, 2012
Beudiseree, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Beudiseree, Nepal, 2013
Bigawa, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Bigawa, Nepal, 2013
Casim, Rwanda
Floriane de Lassée
Casim, Rwanda, 2012
Celeste, Brazil
Floriane de Lassée
Celeste, Brazil, 2013
Celia, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Celia, Bolivia, 2013
Desta, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Desta, Ethiopia, 2012
Dida, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Dida, Ethiopia, 2012
Dokalia, India
Floriane de Lassée
Dokalia, India, 2013
Doris, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Doris, Bolivia, 2013
Elly & Farra, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Elly & Farra, Indonesia, 2013
Erica, Italy
Floriane de Lassée
Erica, Italy, 2014
Erico, Italy
Floriane de Lassée
Erico, Italy, 2014
Fatuma, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Fatuma, Ethiopia, 2012
Filles, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Filles, Nepal, 2013
Freddy, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Freddy, Indonesia, 2013
Gadi, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Gadi, Ethiopia, 2012
Gadi-0871, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Gadi-0871, Ethiopia, 2012
Gale de dos, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Gale de dos, Ethiopia, 2012
Gale, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Gale, Ethiopia, 2012
Gopal, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Gopal, Nepal, 2013
Hyatt Bis, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Hyatt Bis, Ethiopia, 2012
Hyatt, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Hyatt, Ethiopia, 2012
Ishet, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Ishet, Ethiopia, 2012
Jean Claude, Rwanda
Floriane de Lassée
Jean Claude, Rwanda, 2012
Jessica, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Jessica, Bolivia, 2013
Korme, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Korme, Ethiopia, 2012
Machiko, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Machiko, Japan, 2013
Mandebi, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Mandebi, Nepal, 2013
Marem, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Marem, Ethiopia, 2012
Massimo, Italy
Floriane de Lassée
Massimo, Italy, 2014
Miki, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Miki, Ethiopia, 2012
Misaki, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Misaki, Japan, 2013
Moh, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Moh, Ethiopia, 2012
Nancy, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Nancy, Bolivia, 2013
Nonato, Brazil
Floriane de Lassée
Nonato, Brazil, 2013
Oldman, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Oldman, Japan, 2013
Pink-Basanti, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Pink-Basanti, Nepal, 2013
Purnikala, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Purnikala, Nepal, 2013
Putrie, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Putrie, Indonesia, 2013
Red-Basanti, India
Floriane de Lassée
Red-Basanti, India, 2013
Saiful, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Saiful, Indonesia, 2013
Salama, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Salama, Ethiopia, 2012
Sary & Nifah, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
Sary & Nifah, Indonesia, 2013
Sentehu, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Sentehu, Ethiopia, 2012
Setota, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Setota, Ethiopia, 2012
Shaega, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Shaega, Ethiopia, 2012
Shagitu, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Shagitu, Ethiopia, 2012
Sidneia 28, Brazil
Floriane de Lassée
Sidneia 28, Brazil, 2013
Sidneia 55, Brazil
Floriane de Lassée
Sidneia 55, Brazil, 2012
Sidney, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Sidney, Bolivia, 2013
Sonia, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Sonia, Nepal, 2013
SRI, Indonesia
Floriane de Lassée
SRI, Indonesia, 2013
Sujal, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Sujal, Nepal, 2013
Suman, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Suman, Nepal, 2013
Sumika, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Sumika, Japan, 2013
Suzine, Nepal
Floriane de Lassée
Suzine, Nepal, 2013
Tamru, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Tamru, Ethiopia, 2012
Tekle, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Tekle, Ethiopia, 2012
Teshome, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Teshome, Ethiopia, 2012
Victor, Bolivia
Floriane de Lassée
Victor, Bolivia, 2013
Yoko, Japan
Floriane de Lassée
Yoko, Japan, 2013
Yshei 0851, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Yshei 0851, Ethiopia, 2012
Yshei, Ethiopia
Floriane de Lassée
Yshei, Ethiopia, 2012