Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues
International Photography Grant 2019

The photographer Fabrice Fouillet was looking to produce work about symbolism and the cult of personality, but couldn’t find the right angle – until he came across a photo of Sendai Daikannon, one of the world’s tallest statues, standing at 328 ft. (100 meters).

Fouillet located dozens across the world, from Poland, where a 120-ft.-tall figure of Jesus Christ stands in the small town of Świebodzin, to China and the Guan Yu statue that dominates the city of Yuncheng.

Fabrice Fouillet was born in 1974. He first studied sociology and ethnology, then photography at the Gobelins school in Paris, and specialized in still lifes. He currently lives in Paris and regularly works with many magazines, such as Vogue, Wallpaper, Numero, L’Express, Le Monde, The New York Times… His out-of-studio approach fluctuates between art and documentary and aims to explore the close relationship of men with their environment. His work favours a thorough architectural approach and stems from a particular outlook and idea, serving uncluttered aesthetics. In 2013, his series on new places of worships, “Corpus Christi”, won the Sony Awards in the category “Architecture”.

Website: www.fabricefouillet.com

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-01

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Dai Kannon, 100m (330 ft.), built in 1991. Sendai, Japan.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-02

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Mother of the Fatherland, 62m (203 ft.), built in 1981. Kiev, Ukraine.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-03

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Mao Zedong, 32m (105 ft.), built in 2009. Changsha, China.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-04

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Christ Blessing, 30m (98.5 ft.), built in 2007. Manado, Indonesia.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-05

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – African Renaissance Monument, 49m (161 ft.), built in 2010. Dakar, Senegal.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-06

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Christ the King, 36 m (120 ft.), built in 2010. Świebodzin, Poland.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-07

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Grand Byakue, 42m (137 ft.), built in 1936. Takazaki, Japan.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-08

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Grand Bouddha Sakayamunee, 92m (301 ft.), built in 2008. Ang Thong, Thailand.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-09

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – Guan Yu Statue, 80m (262 ft,), built in 2010. Yuncheng, China.

fabrice-fouillet-worlds-tallest-statues-10

Fabrice Fouillet: World’s Tallest Statues – The Motherland Call, 87m (285 ft.), built in 1967. Volgograd, Russia.

Comments

comments

International Photography Grant 2019