En Friche, dès 2011

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Antoine Bruy, En Friche, dès 2011

Located in the far north of France, the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais was the cradle of a huge industrial expansion that started in the nineteenth century and was based on coal mining. By the time that mining operations were abandoned at the end of the 1980s, 852 pits had been constructed, 326 slag heaps had accumulated, and more than 100,000 kilometres of tunnels had been dug. These have had a permanent effect on the topographical, urban and demographic landscape of the region.
Adopting a social documentary approach, Antoine Bruy travelled the various towns of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and met with their residents in search of this “golden age.” His photographs testify to the slow and difficult process of renewal that was begun almost thirty years ago, and express the feeling of an eternal new beginning.


Antoine Bruy
(1986, Tourcoing, France) vit et travaille à Lille.
Diplômé de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués de Vevey (CEPV) en 2011, Antoine Bruy partage son activité entre mandats commerciaux et projets personnels. Il a notamment exposé au 14. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis (2010) et au festival Transphotographiques de Lille (2011).


Une exposition du PhotoforumPasquArt
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An exhibition of PhotoforumPasquArt