On January 29, the Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand opened the exhibition D’Himalaya by Jérôme Gence, a young photographer sponsored by the filmmaker Eric Valli. Hailing from the island of Reunion, where he grew up, Jérôme discovered the Himalayas at school thanks to guest speakers. The Himalayas became his childhood dream—a dream which came true in 2015 with the artist’s arrival in Nepal, on the eve of the earthquake, following an over year-long journey from Paris. It was on the road, which he traveled mainly as a hitchhiker, that the artist chose photography as a way of approaching local population and sharing his earlier encounters.
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