Since 2013, the Fondation Anne Fontaine has collaborated with about thirty photographers from around the world to raise awareness of the need for the protection of tropical forests and particularly the Brazilian Atlantic forest, threatened with extinction.
Each year, Sotheby’s hosts the Fondation’s exhibition “Objectif Arbres”, followed by an auction of photos inspired by the theme of the tree. This year, it will take place from 18th to 25th May, at Sotheby’s New York.
The artistic choices reveal a vision of pure nature in each photograph, and capture the essence of multiple aspects of the trees and the flora.
The photographers brought together to support the action of Fondation Anne Fontaine are lovers of trees, such as Sebastião Salgado, Michael Kenna, Sarah Moon, Claudia Jaguaribe, Vincent Munier, Martine Fougeron or Pamela Hanson. Some new photographers have joined this latest New York event. Among them, the Americans Andrew Moore and Beth Moon, the Brazilians Vincent Rosenblatt, Julia Kater, Valdir Cruz and Oskar Metsavaht, and also Christophe d’Yvoire from France.
Each has donated a photo inspired by the tree and the profits from the auction are allocated to the Fondation’s reforestation initiatives in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Up to today, the Fondation has planted more than 40,000 trees.