In 1998, Cédrick-Isham, with a shy childhood and long complexed by his stutter, discovered rap. It
is above all an opportunity for him to overcome his shyness and put words to what he feels or what
he sees. A first experience as a freelancer at France-Antilles (Martinique), in 2004, fortuitously
brought him closer to photography. In 2009, he acquired his first camera, learned on his own and
sought his first advice from two photographers whose work he appreciated: Charles Chulem and
Daniel Goudrouffe.! !
His photographic work took a real turn in 2013, through a project launched on social networks and
entitled: "La Guadeloupe, mon visage". He chooses to approach the subjects through tight portraits
which are for him a way of overcoming the rejection of himself, his own image and the fear of the
gaze of the other. That same year, he made a documentary, titled "Ombres", in which he
highlighted the reality of drug addicts who are homeless.! !
Subsequently, he participated in several exhibitions, developed his vision and his photographic
writing, imprinted with human poetry and nourished by his biases. Sensitive to the frame and the
movements within it, he is constantly in search of the ephemeral harmonies that "the moment"
stages. “I believe that people are interconnected by invisible energy flows and I like to believe that
with photography you can see them. That's why I try to compose my images in a way that connects
Today, some describe him as a portrait painter, but he sees himself above all as a committed
essayist and participant in his time. Since 2018, his travels to Cameroon and Haiti have led him to
question the issue of resilience. At the same time, since 2019, he has been working on
Guadeloupean identity, aware of the importance of addressing this issue which he considers
urgent. Convinced that his camera is an extension of his personality, it is as an attentive observer
that he casts a gaze mixing poetry, gentleness and realism on the souls as well as the identities
that surround him.