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Franck Pourcel


Failles – Entre lieux et non-lieux

Faults, between places and non-places is based on a theory formulated by several archaeologists and anthropologists according to which, more than 20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, peoples coming from Asia would have crossed Beringia (current Bering Strait) to reach North America. Some groups will settle on the lands to the north, while others will continue their migration to the South of America.

This project combines photographs, video scenes and various documents (maps, drawings, texts), in which, starting from the notions of nomadic locality and globalized non-place, I try to explore in several regions of the planet the relations and tensions between vernacular cultures (in particular those of nomadic populations, globally threatened today) and the industrial world during the Anthropocene period. (…)

Franck Pourcel

The complete text can be found in the French edition of The Eye of Photography.


Freelance photographer, Franck Pourcel lives and works in Marseille.

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