EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- Collaboration with AquaLung (diving brand). Scuba diving suit adorned with a fluorescent coral photograph.
2019. Exhibition hall, Town hall of Lyon city. Photographic exhibition THE FOAM OF CHANGE.
Born in 1985 on the French Mediterranean coast, Martin grew up obsessed by the aquatic world.
He therefore turned to my primary source of inspiration and studied marine biology and ecology. During these five years of study, he had the opportunity to travel. Discovering coral reefs then brought meaning to his childhood dreams. So, he naturally specialized in their study.
His professional career began in Indonesia, as a manager in an export company for corals and other marine animals destined to aquariums. He was very enthusiastic when he arrived, but he quickly became disillusioned when he realized that he was participating in a legal pillage and poaching of this marine life that he cherished so much.
This experience made him realize that humans are draining natural resources without any compensation. In fact, the need to fight to protect the ecosystems on which we depend on became clear to him.
Thus, he co-founded the NGO Coral Guardian at that time. The main idea was to protect coral ecosystems through involving the people who depend on them. In this particular case, it is traditional fishing populations who are fighting for their food sovereignty.
His intimate bond with aquatic environments and photography leads him to share my emotions, both through underwater and terrestrial images. he follows his intuition by mixing imagination, reality, convictions, and innovation.
The photos are the fruit of his field experience, encounters, and sensitivity. However, he do not forget those who help, support, and inspire him. A big thank you to them.
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