Summer, bonfires, first love, insecurity, and loneliness—summer camps are places of youth, places where the first attempts are made at breaking out of the narrow confines of the system, places where hidden desires are lived out. The weeks spent there are extraordinary ones, removed from everyday life, cut off from the world, and almost timeless.
No one knows the others beforehand and everyone’s roles can be reinvented. Every day counts for winning new friends. Summer camps are a complex field of experimentation where experiences occur with an intensity that burns them indelibly into the memory.
The question of the appearances and self-portrayals of young people is a central theme of Marion Poussier’s photographic series.