Immensité /// Vastness

La beauté de la nature se mêle dans les photographies de Ragnar Axelsson à l’âpreté de la vie dans ces milieux hostiles : on y lutte contre les éléments immenses semblant nous dépasser, pour avancer et survivre. Durant 30 ans, le photographe islandais a parcouru son pays et le Groenland auprès des communautés locales, pour témoigner de leur vie quotidienne ainsi que des changements intervenus récemment dans leur environnement en raison du réchauffement climatique. La beauté du noir et blanc renforce le contraste entre les immensités naturelles blanches, et ceux tentant de s’y installer.

The beauty of nature meets in Ragnar Axelsson photographs the harshness of living in these hostile environments, where people fight each minute against the challenging elements, to move forward and survive. For 30 years , the Icelandic photographer has explored his country and Greenland with local communities, to document their daily lives as well as the recent changes in their environment due to climate warming. The beauty of the black and white highlights the contrast between the vast white natural spaces, and the ones trying to live there.

 

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