Matthieu Gafsou: Swiss Alps in Summertime

Matthieu Gafsou: Swiss Alps in Summertime
International Photography Grant 2019

Matthieu Gafsou focused on Swiss Alps in summertime, continuing the representation of nature work which was started centuries ago, the Grand Tour, Friedrich, Turner… But some characters appear on the pictures, disturbing contemplation: there is 10 people around on the top, and even more at the high altitude restaurant. Matthieu is trying to express something else while showing these tourists and installation, in such inaccessible places. He questions the lost of genuineness and solemnity of the mountains caused by our presence. The viewer may smile, uncomfortably, seeing that sublime object of our fascination is exposed like a fish on the end of an amateur fisherman.

Website: ph0.ch

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss-Alps-in-Summertime-by-Matthieu-Gafsou-02

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Alps © Matthieu Gafsou

Comments

comments

International Photography Grant 2019