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Matthieu Gafsou: Alps

  • Posted by SHFT on December 12, 2011 in Photography
  • Matthieu Gafsou's interest in the tension between untouched nature and its exploitation by human beings is revealed in Alpes, a photo series of the mountains around his home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gafsou presents the mountain as a complex subject, one that's torn between its various interpretations: pristine nature, tourist destination, symbol of Swiss national identity.  

    Landing somewhere between art and documentary photography, Gafsou's images of near-sublime panoramas are embedded with tourist cliches and infrastructures. The photos raise the inherent paradox of "eco-tourism," which seeks to offer tourists access to ever-more remote and untouched destinations, while turning the landscapes into commodities and threatening their very remoteness in the process.





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