In a few words
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, thank you for your time. Swiss photographer of 28 years, I wish to solicit you here for a project that is very close to my heart, and which about many of us can feel concern ; A photographic project on arctic and subarctic regions, their geological and topographical singularities, their ecological stakes and their landscapes mainly, but also by meeting and exchanging with their populations.
The North Pole is changing
Beyond my studies in photography and contemporary art, I also follow since one year some courses at the University of Lausanne, in geology, climatology and geography. These courses allow me to learn and to consider beforehand the richness and the importance that these regions can present, but also the imminent dangers which they incur. The North Pole as fantasized by many of us since childhood is on the way to becoming a memory, and that is how my desire to develop a photographic project in this regard becomes urgent.
Initiating the project
To do this, it is obviously necessary for me to be able to travel there, and this in order to meet, discover the territory and create photographs and videos to their optimal performance! So I started by applying successfully for two artists residencies in Iceland (summer 2017) and Finland (autumn 2017). To be invited to these two residences is a chance and a precious starting point; The first 3 months on the spot will allow me to discover the territory by moving, to understand the subject directly, to meet people who will allow me to go further, and all in a context favorable to creation and studies. The overall project will extend for 2 to 3 years and hopefully geographical areas from Scandinavia to Alaska through the Svalbards, and will require a very substantial budget; It is in order to be able to carry out its first step that I ask for your help.
Your support is valuable
I believe supporting this project is also to support Swiss artistic creation, intercultural exchanges, awareness of the issues of our planet, and keep eyes open and happy to see beautiful things!