In 1983, Pierre de Fenoÿl was awarded a grant from the Centre national de la photographie to photograph Egypt, following in the footsteps of Félix Teynard and Maxime Du Camp, who were pioneers of photography. In his imagination, the pilgrimage to the funerary and sacred monuments of ancient Egypt, the temples and tombs, reflected a return to the origins, which he saw as magical, of photography. He would spend almost a year in Alexandria, Luxor and Sinai, bringing back hundreds of images, some of them documentary, some of them more mysterious.
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