Virginie Chabrol

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Mirage

Mirage – from the Latin miror, mirari: to wonder, to see with astonishment.


Mirage was born during a trip to Abu Dhabi in November 2017 that was as fast as unexpected.

These photos are questions about my own dreams of desert, an irresistible attraction based on fantasies inherited from 19th century explorers' stories and on some environmental concerns.

They are also questions about the Emirate's dreams of modernity. Abu Dhabi is developing at an incredible pace and the landscapes are being radically transformed to fit humans' designs.

Mirage is a candid portrait of Abu Dhabi as well as my attempt to make sense of what I was given to see. The questions remain.


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Mirage - du latin miror, mirari : s'étonner, voir avec étonnement.


Mirage est une série née d'un voyage à Abou Dabi en novembre 2017 qui fut aussi rapide qu'imprévu.

Ces images sont des questions sur le regard que je porte sur les étendues désertiques, mélange de fantasmes hérités des récits des explorateurs du 19e siècle et d'un profond engagement en faveur de l'environnement.

Elles sont également des questions sur les rêves de modernité de l'Émirat qui se développe à une vitesse phénoménale. Partout les paysages sont radicalement transformés à la faveur de nouveaux plans d'aménagements.

Mirage est un portrait candide d'Abou Dabi, ma façon de donner du sens à ce qu'il m'a été donné de voir. Les questions demeurent.

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mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
mirage_(c)Virginie Chabrol LP1N photography
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