Benoît Fournier

2016- on going project

Indigenous people Huni Kuin and Yawanawá appear on leaves thanks to the chlorophyll from plant’s leaves found in their tribe in Amazon rainforest.

The chlorophyll process is an organic alternative photography process, the prints are bleached by sunlight directly onto the surface of leaves using a positive.

The work create a subjective memory of the place and its inhabitants and, poetically, establishes a relationship between people and the nature that surrounds them. They have millennial knowledge of plants. The plants are sacred, it is a vision that has been lost in the West but remains in the native cultures.