Born in Port-au-Prince, which his family had to leave for France when he was three years old, Henry Roy has followed a singular path that has led him to transcend geographical, cultural and social borders.
For several decades, he has been building a universe marked by what he calls a "visual poetry" in which a sensibility representative of his hybrid identity unfolds. Involved in the field of photography for more than 30 years, he has published portraits and reports in major magazines and exhibited his work throughout the world. In his recent projects, he increasingly combines text with photography in the definition of a personal mystique influenced by animism.
Ibiza Memories, his 6th book, is a 30-year archive of photographs from his many trips to the island of Ibiza. The book is complemented by a booklet of texts, as well as an interview with photo critic Fabien Ribéry. Combining the family album, the photographic essay, the phantasmagoria and the self-portrait, Ibiza memories is a metaphor for exile and the construction of the gaze of a Franco-Haitian artist.
Published by Nieves, 224 pgs, 22.5 × 19.5 cm, softcover, 2022, 9783907179543