Le Secret, Eglantine et Laurence
photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Paris 1979
Relationships often pertain to a sense of intimacy and closeness between the persons investing in it. In this photo, Charbonnier highlights on these girl’s closeness and innocence with their supposed sharing of a secret. The photo argues that relationships of closeness and intimacy can start at extremely young ages, seen between these girls here. Yet, at the same time, a sense of innocence is kept in tact between the two, hinting that they have not yet been affected by the hardships society offers them. In this relationship, the girls are separated from the rest of society and nurture each other in a safe haven of their own intimacy.