Maison Européenne de la Photographie
4 Dec → 16 Feb 2020
Wed to Fri from 11 am to 8 pm. Thu until 10 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Mon & Tue.
Amazonia, this immense Latin American forest nicknamed the "lung of the Earth", is more than ever at the heart of our concerns. The region is suffering from both ecological and human disasters, between massacre and destruction to serve global consumption. This is what Tommaso Protti wanted to show us. "Amazônia", a long-term project that won the 10th Carmignac Prize for Photojournalism, devoted to Amazonia and the issues related to its deforestation, is born of the urgency and importance of raising public awareness on this subject. Between January and July 2019, the Italian photojournalist travelled thousands of kilometres from the Maranhão region in the east, to Rondônia in the west, to the states of Pará and Amazonas. Accompanied by the British journalist Sam Cowie, he painted a portrait of the contemporary Brazilian Amazon, where social and humanitarian crises are superimposed on the inexorable destruction of the rainforest, which is on the verge of reaching a point of no return. Through these photos, which capture all the violence of the situation, Tommaso Protti questions the events and raises awareness.