La Nature en héritage
Since the beginning of the Neolithic era, humans have modified our environment and our relationships with other creatures. In recent decades, multiple events have disturbed ecosystems, causing- the disappearance of many animal and plant species and threatening the biodiversity of which we are an integral part. Obvious as it is that humanity is causing this, we must put our formidable creative capacity to work to adapt and find solutions.
For the 12th year running, the La Gacilly Photo Festival and the Morbihan Departmental Council have asked 350 local young people to express through photography their understanding of environmental challenges, the ecological transition and the futures that they can imagine.
The idea is not to rehash the problems and the causes of these phenomena, of which La Gacilly Photo Festival, sounding the alarm for 20 years, has already demonstrated the scale and complexity. Rather, the idea is to reveal other visions of a more responsible world. Each year, the photographers' perspectives also reveal the beauty and power of nature.
It's a matter of letting young people express their perspectives and ideas about the challenges of today, and above all of tomorrow. How can we build and redesign models of society so that we can pass down this precious natural world to our children and grandchildren?
Thursday June 8, it was almost 400 secondary school students who have met to visit the Festival and assist at their exhibition's opening "Natural Heritage". Young artists explored this captivating topic through their lenses, capturing essence itself of our natural environment and expressed their unique vision. This 20th edition also highlights the commitment of all the actors of this project : students, teachers and photographs.
© Jean-Michel Niron