Patrick Bard_Night of the Year 2016
MON NEVEU JEANNE
Photographer and writer Patrick Bard doesn’t know why he started photographing his 16-year-old nephew Jean-Pierre in 1983.
Jean-Pierre later became a lorry driver in Sarcelles, married young and had two children. When his relationship to gender started changing in the mid-1990s, Mr. Bard continued taking pictures of him. Or rather her: Jean-Pierre officially became Jeanne in 2001. She dated both men and women, eventually falling in love with a woman in 2008. Two years later, Jeanne decided to become a man again.