Vincent Ferrané’s, in his Milky Way, fearlessly reclaims a parental role that is often condemned to a condition of marginality in Western society. He reappropriates his feminine gaze, which does not diminish him either as a photographer or as a man but, on the contrary, makes him incredibly free in his practice.
The strength of his work lies in the face yay it talks about breastfeeding – and therefore about parenting and femininity (both complex themes), doing so from a perspective that can no longer be defined as either male or female.
The father, here, is a mirror. The author frees everyone from stereotypes, automatically extending this privilege to the women in his life. His is a honest narrative of breastfeeding: gentle, delicate, without erasing the hardship and frustrations.