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The exhibition presented at the Galerie de L’Escale in Levallois from October 4 to November 23, 2019 presents the work of the three award-winning photographers: Sara Imloul (France), Prix Levallois, Karina Bikbulatova (Russia), Special Mention, and Zishaan A. Latif (India), Audience Award.


THE TWO PARALLEL / Photographs by Karina Bikbulatova

This series of black and white photographs is about two sisters abandoned by their father, whose reuniting is impossible. The most important thing is the one they don’t know: their kinship ties. They meet once a year, in a small village, – they communicate with each other, play together, weave braids to each other, but they don’t know that they are sisters. Gulshat lives in a poor family in a small village. Alina lives in the city, goes to a prestigious school and practices classical ballet. Two parallel lives which would never cross, according to Euclid’s postulate IV. And yet it happens as in the hyperbolic geometry of Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky. In a Russian village, two parallel lines meet once a year.

WITHERING / Photographs by Zishaan A. Latif

Withering is an endeavour to document the ”drowning state of existence” of Majuli, Assam, India, the largest river island in the world. It is a catastrophe caused by the aggressive Brahmaputra river, increased by human activity, negligence and irresponsibility. The aim is to reflect on the larger consequence of climate change and displacement. A segue of this project is the documentation of a disappearing, mystical and culturally rich environment; an organic community which presents itself as an alarming example of the issue of sustainability that the world must take cognisance of.

photographs by Sara IMLOUL, Karina BIKBULATOVA, Zishaan A. LATIF

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