In the late 1980s, photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse discovered the valley of Palawan in the southwest Philippines. Since then, he has frequently visited these hunter-gatherers, today living between autarky, globalization, conservation of rites and culture, danger, and loss of bearings. The Musée de l’Homme is exhibiting his new work after fifteen years of absence from his friends. Right away, Pierre de Vallombreuse seems like an entertaining guy, like someone who has the long story, the delicious anecdotes, never stuck up, with lots of measure and consideration. For close to thirty years, he has qualified as a “friend of the Palawans.”...
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