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Terra Cognita - Untamed
Each spring, as the snow melts, many villages and cities in Quebec are at risk of flooding. In 2011 it was the turn of Venise-en-Québec, which lies on the banks of Lake Champlain. More than three thousand homes and businesses were damaged, and over a thousand residents had to be evacuated. The diptychs of WATER MEMORIES show the extent of the flooding, and the clean-up which followed. The core of the problem is the ambivalent relationship between man and water, Huneault says. Water attracts us, but at the same time remains an unpredictable force of nature.
Michel Huneault (Canada, 1976) began to photograph while he was a development worker and on peace missions. He studied with the Magnum photographer Gilles Peress, and since 2006 has devoted himself entirely to photography. In his own country he won several LUX/CAPIC prizes, and in 2010 received the British FOTO8 Award. His work is rooted in both the documentary and humanist traditions in photography.
Price EUR 15,00