With over a million visitors, the exhibition "The Honey Roads" is a unique opportunity to show our love for the bees.
"Les routes du miel" is an exhibition about bees. My credo? Share what is marvelous to better protect it.
My photographic work has been selected for a big public exhibition on the fence of the Luxembourg Garden in Paris, from September 19, 2015 to January 16, 2016.
This exhibition thrills me, because it places the bees in the heart of the capital for four months and offers them great visibility at the time when the COP 21 conference on climate will take place in Paris in December 2015.
With more than a million visitors, this exhibition represents an extraordinary chance to show our concern for bees, and for all living things, as well as to better get to know about them and send out a strong signal about the need for their preservation.
With each of my photographic features, I come to understand more and more about bees. I am always amazed by their incredible diversity and their intelligence; I become more aware of the fundamental place they occupy in the cycle of life and their importance for humankind. It's this marvel of nature that I share with the general public through exhibitions and publications, in order to awaken interest in a crucial challenge.
Today, bees are disappearing, victims of an agricultural model that pours into nature tons of pesticides and transforms our landscapes into a green desert, toxic to the bees and lacking in their necessary nourishment. The stakes are immense. GMOs and international treaties contribute to the destruction of the natural balance of our countrysides. But this is not inescapable: together we can act for a more respectful farming and launch a movement in favor of bees by demanding that melliferous plants be planted and that pesticide-free zones be created.
France. La Salvetat sur Agout. Daughters of the sun, the activity of a hive is intense when the temperature is above 15 °.
Luoping, Yunnan. Chinese beekeepers are camping eight months per year.
Unique in its breadth, this exhibition could permit all of us to unite around an event to show our willingness to protect nature as we know it for future generations.
To carry this out, I need your help to collect, before June 30, a part of the necessary budget.
Donate, like, share, communicate this project to launch a true debate about bees and the free services they provide for humans.
Ethiopia, Omo Valley. A man from the Maale tribe inspects his house-apiary.
USA, California. beekeepers unload hives near almond orchards.
France, Ouessant Island. Since 1978, the Black Bee Conservatory protect the local honeybee apis mellifera mellifera.
Ethiopia, Omo Valley . A child and a hive in a Hamer people settlement.
Berlin. A beekeeper on the Berlin Dome with in the background the Alexanderplatz former East Germany TV tower.
South India . On the cliffs of the Nilgiris mountains, the untouchable tribes are harvesting the giant honeybees.
A honeybee on heather honey.
Argentina - province of Entre Rios. Beekeepers migrate hives in boats on the Parana delta.
Congo - Brazzaville . In the canopy the pygmy communities harvest the honeybees colonies.
China, Yunnan. Beekeepers are meeting to a large honey festival which receives 10 million visitors.
Congo - Brazzaville . N'Bensélé pygmy tribe are the largest consumers of honey with more than 16 kilos per person per year .
The book " Les Routes du Miel", The Honey Roads to be released on September 18 th.
Waar dient de collecte voor
Donations will finance the making of the photographic prints for the exhibition:
- 83 prints, 1.20 x 1.80 m / Impression on 3mm dibond with captions on PVC.
- TOTAL: 9,794€
I particularly believe in this participative financing because it is both symbolic of the social organization of bees and shows that by working together we can defend life and the nature that we love.
In conjunction with this, to raise the 70,000€ that represents the global budget for the exhibition (including representation rights, installation, cleaning, lighting, communication, posters, etc) requests for financing are underway amongst sponsors and patrons.
I would like to thank the partners who have confidence in me and have permitted this venture to take place.
The exhibition website: http://www.lesroutesdumiel.com