“Élévations” by Eric Bouvet

From: February 2, 2024 @ 09:00 CET
To: March 16, 2024 @ 17:00 CET
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VII Photo contributing photographer Eric Bouvet‘s exhibition Élévations opens at the Polka Factory in Paris.

“In a war zone, we face the madness of man. In the mountains, the madness of nature.” Renowned war photojournalist Eric Bouvet has documented numerous conflicts. His latest work, Élévations, embarks on a project of a different nature, yet one equally formidable: the Alps, threatened by climate change. 

This exhibition showcases a collection of images captured from 2019 onwards in the Mont Blanc massif, using large-format cameras measuring 20×25 cm and 10×12 cm. Developed on photosensitive paper with techniques dating back to the 19th century, these photographs pay homage to the splendor of nature and the mountains. On paper, even the slightest imperfection is transformed by the alchemy of chemical reactions during development, resulting in a dreamlike quality, at times verging on abstraction.

For Bouvet, his journey represents more than just photography; it is a vital adventure in search of adrenaline and renewal. Through Élévations, he adds his unique contribution to “nourishing the memory of the world,” this time in its most enchanting form. 

These images are also featured in the book of the same title, Élévations, published by Editions Photosynthèses (Paris, 2023).

Élévations is on display at the Polka Factory in Paris until March 16, 2024.

For more information on the exhibition, visit www.polka.paris/factory/elevations2.htm