"With the aim of highlighting artists from all over the world, little or unknown, the Quai Branly Museum has been organizing since 2007 the biennial event of world images. For its fifth edition, a catalog is published gathering the forty selected photographers under the theme of the family. Explained by the artistic director of the biennial, Frank Kalero, in his note of intent, the title We are a family should be understood as the "desire [...] to come together to form a community, to come together to testify to a convergence of thought, an aspiration to a common way of life" (p. 10). Surrounded by a team of curators, all specialists of a geographical area (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Russia), Frank Kalero plunges us into totally different universes, but always imbued with a singular aesthetic. After being exhibited on the banks of the Seine, the pictures are gathered in this discreet, but nonetheless rich catalog. The images follow one another, presenting four to five photographs per artist. The book then ends with a series of brief biographies arranged in alphabetical order. Throughout the pages, the notion of family is revealed under various aspects. It can be seen in its primary sense as through the work of the French artist Delphine Diallo who stages her own family as heroes. It can be communal with the pictures of the Vietnamese Maika Elan representing Vietnamese homosexual couples in their daily life. If gay marriage is allowed in Vietnam, the population does not accept their situation. Maika Elan's photographs expose them in their intimacy and tenderness, which is typical of any couple. The family can be a social group, like the Moroccan single mothers who, rejected by society, are forced to remain in the shadows. The Moroccan artist Zara Samiry followed them for a few months and took very moving pictures of them, while taking care to hide their faces. The family can also be a group gathered around a passion, a religion or a geographical area. All these "families" are to be discovered in this catalog whose ethnographic aspect cannot escape the reader."