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THE FORCED MARCH

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THE FORCED MARCH – The forgotten of the growth

Forgotten by growth, three quarters of the five hundred million Chinese peasants live below the poverty line. Without any money, mere tuition fees become inaccessible.

Coal mining, heavy construction works, factories around the world have become the new El Dorados of these peasants, the Mingongs, fleeing millennial countrysides devastated by industrial pollution.

Exploited and displaced, with no social safety net, this cheap workforce at the mercy of corrupted authorities begins again each day, at the risk of its own life, the “Chinese economic miracle”. View Series

The series was purchased as part of the French National Contemporary Art Fund in November 2007.

In Paris, the exhibition at the Maison des métallos in May and June 2008 attracted more than 6,000 visitors.

A public debate in partnership with Amnesty International raised the issue of migrant workers in China before the Beijing Olympics.

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Programming :
-Visa pour l’Image (Perpignan – September, 2007 – Nomination for the Visa d’or magazine award)
-Festival du Scoop et du Photojournalisme (Angers – November, 2007)
-Angkor Photography Festival (Cambodia – November, 2007)
-Maison des Métallos (Paris – June, 2008)
-Abbaye de Neumunster (Luxembourg – July-August, 2008)
-Alianza francesca en Argentina (Buenos Aires et tournée en Argentine – 2008/2009)
-Alianza francesa en Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao paolo et tournée au Brésil – 2009/2010)
-Musée de la Mine – Conseil Général de la Nièvre (May-September 2010)

Large serie glued on aluminium :

50 prints with captions and 5 texts
Prints size :
40 x 60 cm, captions size 18 x 24 cm, texts size 40 x 40 cm
Transport : 4 boxes of 60 x 60 x 50 cm.

Small serie – underglass framing :

32 prints with captions and 3 texts
Prints size :
33,5 x 50 cm, captions size 13 x 18 cm, texts size 33,5 x 33,5 cm
Transport : 1 box of prints of 40 x 50 cm. Framing : 2 boxes 50 x 50 x 70 cm.

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