Témoignages de terres ancestrales_ par Antoine Buquen

Take part in the production of a photo-report about the indigenous and environmental cause in Brazil!

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02/16/2019
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Témoignages de terres ancestrales_ par Antoine Buquen

NEW GOAL: 3000 €! (more info at the bottom of the page)

Testimonials from ancestral lands is a photographic report about the demarcation of indigenous territories in Brazil and what it generates at the environmental and human level. The goal is to promote indigenous culture and its proximity to nature.

Who am I ?

                                                

My name is Antoine, I'm 27 years old, I'm a photographer, Breton and a strong supporter of our environment!

I have always been fascinated by the representation of the world through images. So after two years of Applied Arts, I turned to photography and made it my job. I realised several photographic projects related to notions that are dear to me such as environment, ecology and cultural diversity. Curious about the different visions and way of life of people on earth, I am interested in the multiple cultures that populate our planet through an anthropological and artistic approach.

So, I went to Ireland, a few years ago, to do a report on people living in autarky, through woofing. Similarly, in 2016, I lived for several days in an isolated village in the mountains of northern Spain, and later made a photographic book about the relationship between man and nature. In 2018, I had the opportunity to travel to Norway where I was interested in northern mythology to try to apprehend the surrounding landscapes.

  

The project

Three years ago, I went to Brazil for five months to start a report on the indigenous condition, places and lifestyles. Native culture and its proximity to nature is a subject that has always fascinated and challenged me. The meeting with different native representatives was for me a real revelation, I understood that in my scale I could help them and so I continue my project.

Throughout my research and meetings, the idea has been refined to focus more specifically on the study of the demarcation of territories.

It is a study that officially demarcates an indigenous territory and guarantees indigenous peoples an inalienable right to live and be the owners of their ancestral lands. The official demarcation of a territory protects it from all exploitation by third parties, which contributes to the protection of the natural areas in order to limit the deforestation and to avoid an ecological upheaval. (for more info click on the video)

During my last trip, thanks to the contact with the local populations, I noticed that the demarcation of the territories was not completed and that some villages lived in very bad conditions.

The current situation, due to the new policy introduced in Brazil, is more and more precarious, and other changes are coming ...

In front of this reality, I realised that I had to act and so I decided to organise this project, to go there to meet the local people, support them in their fight by bringing my help directly on the spot, for example by working with environmental associations or assisting indigenous communities.

In view of the urgency of the situation, it seems important to me to be able to give the floor to the indigenous peoples and to widely disclose the information. So I would like, with the help of my photographic report, to realise several cultural events (conferences, exhibitions, workshops) in Brazil and in Europe with indigenous representatives so that they themselves can tell their story.

The trip

I plan to go to Belem, in the state of Pará next March. It seems important to me to have an anchor point (housing in Belem) during this report in order to keep in touch with the different actors of the project.

I will move in the state of Pará, using contacts I know on site, to visit the various villages and reserves.

 

 

Allocation of funds

All the funds will be directly donated to me.

Part of the funds raised will be used to finance part of the travel expenses of indigenous representatives who will be willing to come and testify at the various cultural events, exhibitions, conferences and workshops.

The other part of the funds collected will help me to finance part of the expenses of

- travel, to move between the different villages and indigenous reserves within the state of Pará

- living on site, renting a home to have an anchor point on site.

- photographic material, mainly films and their development.

FIRST GOAL REACHED! and the adventure continues,

NEW GOAL: 3000 €

The additional € 500 will be used to finance

- film development (300 €)

- the organization and communication of the various conferences and exhibitions (200 €)

Then, if we go beyond the second goal, this will be used to finance the prints for the various exhibitions (including one already planned in 2019 in New York in the Artifact gallery) as well as the production of a photographic book related to the project.

Choose your reward

For €10

A warm thank you! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference.
  • Backers: 5
  • Delivery December 2019

For €15

A big thank-you ! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • During my trip, I send you a postcard with a little anecdote of the day • A photo in digital file, ready to print in 13x18cm.
  • Backers: 25
  • Delivery December 2019

For €25

A big thank-you ! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A photo in digital file, ready to print in 20x30cm.
  • Backers: 18
  • Delivery December 2019

For €40

A big thank-you ! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in 13x18cm format.
  • Backers: 10
  • Delivery December 2019

For €50

A huge thank you! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • During my trip, I send you a postcard with a little anecdote of the day • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in 13x18cm format.
  • Backers: 9
  • Delivery January 2019

For €80

A huge thank you! • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in 20x30cm format.
  • Backers: 4
  • Delivery January 2020

For €100

A huge thank you! • A big accolade • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the list of thanks exposed at each exhibition and conference • During my trip, I send you a postcard with a little anecdote of the day •A photo in digital file, ready to print in 20x30cm. A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in the format 30x40cm.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery January 2020

For €150

A huge thank you! • A big accolade • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in 20x30cm format • A retouching workshop on photoshop, how to highlight your images. (limited to 200km around Rennes in Brittany)
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery January 2020

For €250

A huge thank you! • A big hug • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in 20x30cm format • A learning workshop view, how to use your camera and how to capture your subjects. (limited to 200km around Rennes in Brittany).
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery January 2020

For €350

Many thanks ! • A big accolade • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in the 30x40cm format • A retouching workshop on photoshop, how to highlight your images. (limited to 200km around Rennes in Brittany) • A shooting training workshop, how to use your camera and how to capture your subjects. (limited to 200km around Rennes in Brittany).
  • Delivery January 2020

For €400

Many thanks !!! • A big accolade • An invitation to the exhibition • Your name on the thank you list displayed at each exhibition and conference • A FineArt print, signed and numbered, of your choice in the 30x40cm format • A photo shoot of you, your family or your friends, with 20 photos in digital file, ready to print. (limited to 200km around Rennes in Brittany).
  • Delivery January 2020

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