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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.

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 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.