Strolling on Tunisian beaches during summer, Yoann Cimier was fascinated by the ephemeral constructions created by Tunisians visiting the seaside. To him, it is not a trivial phenomenon : each constituent element of these short-lived camps is a revelation. Observing how the local population takes possession of the seaside for a day, reflects the dynamics and diversity of Tunisian society. What concerns is the multiplicity and diversity of shapes made with an endless variety of recycled materials. An extraordinary plasticity that transforms a simple undisciplined recreational shelter object out with time, space and the established order. An in-between privileging the relationship with nature.

Athens Photo Festival 2016
Main Programme

[Life Tracks]

Yoann Cimier (FR)
Nomad’s Land

Duration: 9 June – 31 July, 2016

Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe

Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

Supported by Institut Français d’Athènes