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SWIMMING IN THE BLACK SEA INFO[MIN.] [DIAPORAMA]

SWIMMING IN THE BLACK SEA
In 1883, Jules Verne published Kéraban the Inflexible, a novel which narrates the tribulations of a rich Turkish merchant. Kéraban refuses to pay a tax for crossing the Bosphorus which has been unexpectedly levied by the Sultan and decides to reach Constantinople by circumnavigating the Black Sea. This fanciful tale underlies a contemporary perspective on the Black Sea. ‘I followed in the footsteps of the Jules Verne character in order then to distance myself from him, thereby creating a subjective visual poem.’

A series of photos taken on polaroid SX 70 from 2004 to 2012 in Turkey, Rumania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia