Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Photographer #077: Ambroise Tezenas

French photographer Ambroise Tezenas, 1972, has won various awards for his photographic work. Currently he is working on a large series called Dark Tourism. He travels to places where as a tourist you can visit sites where disaster has taken place. Examples are; the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Ruins tour, where you can visit the southwestern area of China where 90000 people were killed during the earthquake, or Prypiat, the town that became a ghosttown after the Chernobyl disaster.

In 2007 his book Beijing: Theatre of the People came out about the Hutongs of Beijing and their downfall. These traditional blocks of Beijing with small alleys had to move for new large buildings with giant boulevards.

Website: www.ambroisetezenas.com

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