Présentation

France - Born in 1974
China 0.06.

Because of the presence of such a large quantity of water artificially retained in one place, the Three Gorges Dam is the first human construction to slow the Earth’s rotational speed, reducing it by 0.06 microseconds per year. This dam is the third biggest tourist attraction in China and a source of national pride, although the reservoir thus created has engulfed a once fertile land where almost 40% of Chinese agricultural produce was grown. 1,400,000 people were resettled. This dam is also one of the most significant propaganda tools in the history of contemporary China, illustrating humankind’s omnipotence over the environment. Nonetheless, it conflicts with the principles of traditional China, inspired by Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Stripping former propaganda images of their context reveals a major shift from the politics of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to the economics of Xi Jinping’s Digital Revolution.

In collaboration with Fisheye Magazine. Exhibition produced with the support and expertise of Laboratoires Agelia. In partnership with fotofever.
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Exposition

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Climate and photography: a commitment for our times - Fisheye competition 2020 France - Born in 1974

Because of the presence of such a large quantity of water artificially retained in one place, the Three Gorges Dam is the first human construction to slow the Earth’s rotational speed, reducing it by 0.06 microseconds per year. This dam is the third biggest tourist attraction in China and a source of national pride, although the reservoir thus created has engulfed a once fertile land where almost 40% of Chinese agricultural produce was grown. 1,400,000 people were resettled. This dam is also one of the most significant propaganda tools in the history of contemporary China, illustrating humankind’s omnipotence over the environment. Nonetheless, it conflicts with the principles of traditional China, inspired by Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Stripping former propaganda images of their context reveals a major shift from the politics of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to the economics of Xi Jinping’s Digital Revolution.

In collaboration with Fisheye Magazine. Exhibition produced with the support and expertise of Laboratoires Agelia. In partnership with fotofever.