2008: I spent a day photographing this Jewish family. I wanted to experiment, create a fresco. But I also wanted ­to explore the reality of another family, from within. Perhaps to better understand mine.

The family, of Iranian origin, is composed of more women than men. There’s a lot of joy and happiness, along with life’s difficulties. While I photographed them, they answered my questions with sincerity, laughter, but also reserve. And I recorded their voices.

Nechama means soul in Hebrew: through this fresco I try to capture the soul of a family, the tenderness that runs through the links between generations.