Analysis in three chapters, In search of the father illustrates three years of research around the father figure. What do our fathers, symbols of virility, strength and stability represent for us? What about the oppressors, abusive, authoritarians? What is its role, does it finds an echo in our societies and has that role changed? I lay out questions while suggesting diverse interpretations through the use of satirical, tender or off the wall images. No judgement is ventured, no interpretation is set. Sometimes troubling oppressor sometimes reassuring protector, I carefully shape the different faces of the father, but also brutally show its absence. From the solemn Holy Father to an still current fight against patriarchy, who is this complex, idealized, provoked, respected character and how does he influence our identity?