Philippe Dudouit - Dynamics of Dust Exhibiting at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles

East Wing has been involved with the ongoing development of Swiss photographer,Philippe Dudouit's long term project 'Dynamics of Dust' for a number of years. It is a great honour to present the series, as part of the New Discoveries Awards at Rencontres d'Arles from 3 July - 24 September 2017 in the South of France.

Philippe Dudouit's work is founded on in-depth historic, geopolitical and cartographic documentation, research and analysis. This long term photographic project, studies the socio-political evolution of the Sahelo-Shaharian zone, which he began in 2008.

'Dynamics of Dust' chronicles the new relationships that the historically nomadic indigenous Saharan inhabitants of of the Sahelo–Saharan band have forged with a territory they cannot pass through freely or safely anymore.

Philippe Dudouit graduated from Vevey School of Photography. He has been recipient of a Kiefer Hablitzel Prize in 2004 and participated in the World Press Photo Master Class in 2005. In 2008, he won a first prize in the World Press Photo competition for his work on the PKK fighters in Northern Iraq and in 2009 a third prize on the Tuareg rebellions in Mali and Niger. In 2011 his work in progress received a Swiss Design Award and in 2013 he was a Magnum Emergency Fund grantee.

Born 1977, Switzerland. Philippe Dudouit Lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The exhibition in Arles is guest curated by Lars Willumeit.

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