This photograph of a little boy fighting against the current has been chosen as one of the editor’s favorite submissions to the photo contest.
The childhood is swinging on the rope. Children deep inside the river’s current guided by their friendship. Soon The Life will push them back to the shore. They have to leave the rope to swim on their own as hard as they can. As they reach the shore, they grow-up turn into Adults.
L’enfance se balance au bout de la corde. Le danger s’affronte et s’explore dans l’amitié. Bientôt la vie leur demandera de rejoindre la rive. Ils devront alors lâcher la corde et feront comme ils peuvent pour la rejoindre. Ils deviendront alors des adultes.
I was lucky to show my photos from The Himalayas in the prestigious gallery of one of the greatest photographer, Yann Arthus Bertrand.
There is a quote from Neil de Grasse Tyson which says: « We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there. »… I like spending time with children, learning more about their dreams and their expectations for the future. There is in their eyes a truth, a taste for adventure and risk that we don’t find anywhere else…
I feel like a great privilege to spend time with Himalayan people and learn about their daily life and their expectations for the future. A great moment for this is definitely when the night is here and the fires switch on…
I like to consider monasteries as shelters where time seems to stop. But it’s also for me a great way to meet people who by their lifestyle inspire me. Asking for being hosted in monasteries was a bit hard for me at the beginning. I was truly thinking that I was disturbing them.
Bhutan 01.2015. I remember, make us travelling abroad from my island was too expensive for my parents, but I was lucky to welcome at school some travellers who came to show us some documentaries about the
countries they travelled through.
Bhutan. 01.15. This photograph was shot in a sponateous moment like most of my others photographs. This is the reason for me that photography is above all a question of chance of few seconds.
I was in her village, I just woke up and was drinking my coffee made by my host. It was my birthday. I saw her, she was on her house’s roof. I took my camera and came to her and said: « I’m fascinated by what you are doing, can I try? »