… This set which is not really a set provides, by an large, a glimpse of what my humble self has been stacking up over the years. Not wanting to have to put photography on hold due to a temporary lack of funds, I began to soup my films in instant coffee a while ago and have been addicted to Caffenol ever since…
The shaman starts the ceremony by some prayers, these have a soft and mysterious tone. The main room of the house is filled with his deep and low voice for twenty minutes. When silence is back, he unrolls a thin cotton rope and deploy it from his hands to the hands of the soon to be married couple and their two witnesses. Once the five of them are linked, an additional thin rope is installed between the two heads of the couple; the ceremony can begin.
This series is the sequel of the “Lost Places” exhibition that was presented two years ago. Having waved in many abandoned places, I ended up with this new material, this time focusing on people I met in these areas. Beside is a text written by Yannick Vigouroux, sociologist and photography historian, about my work.
This exhibit presents a group of professional tree-planters in coastal BC. These people work in extremely challenging terrain and climate conditions, reforesting after clear-cuts. Beyond economical, political and ecological considerations and, the S word (sustainability, of course), these people perform a very difficult job with a great deal of optimism.
We have the pleasure to announce that our new publication, “BOP Photo Analogies” is now out of the press!
“Lost Places 2″, exhibition that is taking place from 7th to 18th of february 2013, in Espace Paul Jargot in Crolles city, France
After an impressive first piece of work around wood planting in some unexpected areas of Canada (click here to see “extreme planting” exhibition), Arnaud De Grave is continuing his investigations around “forests”. Once again embedded with the people he is capturing for us (picture capture of course), the happy few in Panama city will have […]
BOP has the pleasure to announce the new personal exhibition of his member Chris Huby. During the 12×12 festival in Paris, he will exhibit a documentary work about Myanmar northern regions which are still ruled by the military regime. In these areas, the poverty is extreme and population suffers from the outbreak of AIDS resulting […]
BOP is very proud to have a new guest exhibition to celebrate the release of our new website. Thomas is a photographer from Hamburg, Germany who is experimenting a lot with alternative ways of developing films, namely with coffee! It is called Cafénol, of all things… Needless to say BOP members are pretty excited about […]