© Cédric Widmer, Untitled, from the series Em Investigação, Portugal, 2006

© Cédric Widmer, Untitled, from the series Em Investigação, Portugal, 2006

“Em investigação» marks the beginning of a series of altered landscapes (short, medium and long term) caused by man – be it voluntary or not. This work also reflects more generally my interest to translate the landscape -whether disfigured, amended, sublime or just seemingly insignificant – in a photographic translation, sometimes faithful, sometimes not… Following the striking images transmitted by various television channels on the annual disaster of forest fires, I wanted to establish an inventory in Portugal during the month of October 2006. These images were taken all over the territory and gather the wounds left by the fires of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Note that 70% of the fires in all countries concerned are caused by human beings. Even if nature ends up reappearing, these huge infernos cause each time irrevocable damage, which I intend to convey. “

Cédric Widmer

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