From 19 March to late July, 2016, the fencing around the Luxembourg Garden will be displaying “Touched by the Cold”: 80 of Michel Rawicki’s photographs. Located Rue de Médicis - 75006 Paris. Free to the public.
Over more than 20 years, Michel Rawicki has made close to three dozen trips, visiting the length and breadth of the polar regions, from Antarctica to Greenland, through Siberia and Alaska, in order to photograph people, wild animals, and the ice. Against a backdrop of climatic upheavals, this photographer bears witness to a world that is changing, offering us a positive and honest look at this sensitive and fragile white universe that echoes current environmental concerns.
Born in 1950, Michel Rawicki first discovered photography in 1968, and the year after, he produced his first features in Paris. These were then soon to be followed by his studio years, from 1973 to 1988, devoted to still life, decoration, individuals. In 1993, Michel Rawicki’s discovery of the poles transformed his photographic journey once and for all.
His photographs, which were imbued with an aesthetic and graphic approach, naturally started to take on an ethical and contemplative dimension, which gradually changed his view and his approach to photographing this sensitive environment. The exhibition on the fencing around the Luxembourg Garden is the beginning of a new adventure, one that allows Michel Rawicki to exhibit 20 years of work produced during more than 30 trips in this white world.
Please find more information on Michel Rawicki's website michelrawicki.com