The winner of the first edition of the Enquête photographique Jura bernois, Pierre-Kastriot Jashari presents an immersive portrait of the daily life of the multicultural youth of the Bernese Jura. His photographic work, a collection of portraits and landscapes that subtly play with light and shadow, bears witness to different narratives and examines the individual’s sense of belonging in relation to his or her origin, be it local or far away, perceptible or not, real or imagined. Jashari set as his objective to show what is sometimes whispered, hidden, unspoken or even stifled in our society. Presented in the form of an installation in three rooms of an old middle-class apartment of the Nouveau Musée Bienne/Neues Museum Biel, his work subtly reveals some of the taboos and doubts related to identity during one’s adolescence.
The Enquête photographique Jura bernois launched in 2019 in cooperation with fOrum culture, the Fondation Mémoires d’Ici and Intervalles magazine.
Pierre-Kastriot Jashari (CH), born in 1994, lives and works in Biel/Bienne. He holds a BA of photography from ECAL, Lausanne and his work has been exhibited in different institutions, galleries and festivals such as: Art Bärtschi & Co in Geneva, Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Dokufest in Kosovo. In 2018, he won the Human Rights Photography Prize given by Act on your Future in Geneva. In 2019, he was the first laureate of the Enquête photographique Jura bernois.