Charles Xélot's Breaking Line explores the social and environmental changes of the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic. The photographer is interested in the notion of limit and frontier, drawing parallels between domains that are usually distinct.
The tundra landscape, once roamed by herds of reindeer and their herders, the Nenets, is now filled with pipelines and flares.
Tankers and icebreakers sail along the coast, lighting up the night and shipping extracted gas around the world. The industry of the Anthropocene continues a contemporary history of geo-political and economic issues, technical and human challenges.
The jury #landscape
The session of July 3, 2019 brought together at the Réattu Museum in Arles, the following jury : Valérie Cazin (Binôme gallery, Paris) • Diana Lui (photographer) • Claude Médale (photographer) • Marc Pussemier (bookstore La Comète, Paris) • Cristianne Rodrigues (curator) & Daniel Rouvier (chief curator and director of the Réattu Museum).