The Sahara desert is not the old Western fantasy fuelled by the tourist industry and photography – a kind of archaic pause in the mad race toward modernity, a mausoleum, a myth drained of any substance. In fact, it is a human and ecological reality tied to the future of the world, it is a site of new cultures, of new hybrids and cross-breeds. My work pinpoints the moment when natural elements and human ventures are reconciled – a moment of ingenuity on which survival depends. It reveals a living desert.
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