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Silver 2020 People / Family

Siorapaluk. (Long Term Project About Greenland)

  • Photographer
    Camille Michel
  • Agency / Studio
    Studio Hans Lucas
  • Prize
    Silver in People / Family

Siorapaluk is the northernmost village of the planet. 40 people live there, most of them hunters and families. Life is communal based on sharing and mutual aid, harmonious with nature. Proud of their culture residents try to keep their lifestyle alive as it stays threatened by the Western world. Global warming, melting ice, natural disasters, pollution. Government closes villages to gather the population in big city, accelerating with the Covid crisis. While the United States Russia and China covet Greenland, has the end of the villages? Hendriksen family welcomed me into their bright universe

french photographer who studied arts and photography at the Arles National school of Photography. My photography are poetic documentaries. My work addresses the relationships between human and the environment, and their respective impacts, for societies in close proxomity to nature.The influence of nature, sometimes hostile, on the way of life of men and the humain damage on the environment. What relationships do man and nature have in the 21st century ? What survives today of the traditional culture ? I use to document the daily life of populations and communities in times of great upheaval