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The photographic work of Bertrand Cavalier addresses nature and its exploitation. His photographs highlight the pollution of the environment by mass tourism. He provides us the behind the scenes images of the tourist snaps that are disseminated by postcards in order to glorify the beauty of a virgin and natural landscape. Whether the Palmeraie of Morocco or the French Alps, he archives the remains of an environment invaded by theme parklike construction sites.
French photographer Bertrand Cavalier is based in Brussels since 2011.
His work explores the use of environment and the consequences that result from it. Grey Area looks into social inequalities and problems linked to the western use of the Moroccan landscape. His current project Seasonal investigates the issues and the risks linked to tourism exploitation in the French Alps.
In 2012, he participated in the publishing of the book La Grotte, an handmade book distributed in Europe. The success linked to this first publication gave birth to a collective called by the same name. La Grotte has kept self-published books at the heart of their activities.
Since 2013, when Bertrand Cavalier graduated from ESA Le 75 – Visual art College in Brussels, his work Seasonal has been published in many international magazines and worldwide exhibitions as Walk (Brussels, 2013), Manifesto (Toulouse, 2014), la Jeune Création (Paris, 2014) and Fotofilmic (Vancouver, 2015).
He recently started a new project, Lights of Worlds about the place of science in the mountain landscape.