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Christophe Gin

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The Fondation Carmignac and the Collection Lambert show works by Christophe Gin, 6th laureate of the Carmignac photojournalism Award in Avignon. Through 6 November, 2016.

For its 6th edition, the photographer Christophe Gin was awarded the prestigious Carmignac photojournalism Award for his report into France’s lawless areas, specifically Guyana. 

Christophe Gin, a French photographer born in 1965, offers his viewer a complete immersion into the heart of a territory that usually remains outside the media spotlight – Guyana. He has been exploring Guyana since 2001, and reveals to us the complex human, legal, political and socioeconomic issues at its center, far from the regulations and norms of the metropolis. 

Gin’s singular, almost pictorial black and white photography gives a certain distance to his images, allowing us to view Gin’s subjects from a perspective free from popular misconceptions. From the luxurious and seemingly infinite jungle of the Guyanese landscape, Gin’s subjects thus appear to us like representatives of a distant world, far from the realities of mainland France.

More information at The Fondation Carmignac

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