About the series: Since 2010, I have travelled throughout Europe to meet men and women who made the radical choice to live away from cities. Without a fixed route and led by chance encounters; my journey simulated the quest of the families that I met. Unstable structures, recycled materials and the application of a multiplicity of agricultural theories bring out the plurality of human trajectories, all aimed at gaining greater energy, food, economic and social autonomy. In some ways, these are spontaneous responsesto the societies these men and women have left behind. Their land is exploited, but never left fallow. Time moves at a slow and deliberate pace.
About the Photographer: Antoine Bruy is a French photographer who graduated from the Vevey School of Photography in Switzerland in 2011. His work has been a part of many international group exhibitions. Bruy has been awarded the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Awards, the Getty Images Emerging Talent Awards, Critical Mass 2014 and PDN’s 30 in 2015. His photographs have been featured in numerous publications worldwide including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Guardian among others.
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