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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
marmitte du diable

In a world of hyper consumption, we are constantly exposed to a massive production of images, as aesthetics objects or vectors of concept. But instead of motivating our actions, they often carry the risk of habituation to destruction and violence. In this context my work intends to go beyond image to place the spectator face to its own responsibility in the construction of our environment. My series, Territory #3: Drêe presents landscape and close-up shots of wild nature of New-Calédonia threatened by human activity and the use of raw steel as support allow me to crystallize interactions which constitute our environment into my work. Indeed, being subject to oxidation, the pictures on raw steel act as a mirror game with our environment. Without special cares or interventions from the work will be doomed to a slow destruction, such as our ecosystems.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: New Caledonia
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Salomé-Charlotte Camors