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by Yann Gross from his “Agreste” project

“The story is taking place in the north-east brazilian countryside area.
This place has a remainder of the Mata Atlantica, which was once the second largest
forest of South America and which has only about 6% left of its original size.
The rivers taking their source in these wooded hills can supply water to the villages
nearby. However, deforestation is accelerating, and water begins to fail.
I was interested to talk about the everyday life of the people living there, small
stories which are taking place in this remote area”

– Yann Gross

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by Jo Syz from his “Coal River Mountain” project

“‘Coal River Mountain’ is an ongoing photographic project that records landscapes and communities affected by Mountain Top Removal Strip Mining (MTR) in the Appalachian Mountains. West Virginia is one of the poorest states in America, with one of the most bio diverse forestlands in the world. The practice of Mountain Top Removal, to extract coal for domestic electricity production, has destroyed thousands of acres of mountain wilderness in this region”

– Jo Syz

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