Journey Into Vincent Ferrané’s Milky Way


Greta Rainbow was the writer for this review and editorial assistant for Collecteurs Magazine
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“Milk is ‘calm, white, lucid, the equal of reality,’ wrote Roland Barthes. Milk ‘joins, covers, restores.’ Milk is expansive. A bead of milk dripping from the nipple might in fact be a pearl peeking from an oyster shell, and a mother nursing her child might be a queen with her prince. In French photographer Vincent Ferrané’s new book Milky Way, pictures of his wife and child breastfeeding make a meditation on the universality of the practice, and, somehow, the universe.”