Outdoor - 2ND PLACE WINNER: arnaud TEICHER
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Alpine passes are key places in the understanding of mountainous territory, they pass between two valleys and maintain the surprise about the landscapes that we hide. Since 2012, I bring attention to altitude alpine passes. My approach identifies a topographic work through the photographic medium. Alpine passes help me to identify the different aspects of the mountain: climatic, natural, human and cultural. It is through these features which I established the basis of my work. Forced passage in the last century, however today they all not experienced the same evolution, abandoned for some, famous places for others, turning into ski resort in winter, in the heart of strategic and economic issues. They now reflect a great disparity, which is also observed throughout the French territory. The alpine passes allow us to analyze on a small surface how man uses his territory.
Arnaud Teicher (b1985) is a young French photographer based in the south of France. After pursuing undergraduate studies in science and then majoring in Design in Paris, Arnaud has progressively sought out more isolated climes in which to devote time to a photographic practise. Fascinated by the elements connected to earth and its environment, Arnaud explores terrains, forests and mountains in search of traces, be they drawn by time, shaped by climate or left behind by man.