Touched by the cold
An Exhibition of 80 photographs by Michel Rawicki
Displayed on the fencing around the Luxembourg Garden -‐ French Senate Exhibition
until 17 July, 2016
Over more than 20 years and 35 trips, Michel Rawicki has made close to three dozen trips, visiting the length and breadth of the polar regions, from Antarctica to Greenland, through Siberia and Alaska, in order to photograph people, wild animals, and the ice.
Against a backdrop of climatic upheavals, this photographer bears witness to a world that is changing, offering us a positive and honest look at this sensitive and fragile white universe that echoes current environmental concerns.
The “Call of the Cold” that Michel Rawicki answers so often is also the call that we ourselves answer: attracted by a vast world waiting to be discovered. And in these worlds, we find fleeting masterpieces made of ice, fascinating wildlife and mythical peoples. The Arctic’s wild and harsh nature that Michel Rawicki reveals to us is, like all the other environments on our planet, home to life that is capable of taking hold anywhere.
Michel Rawicki is delighted to be able to associate this event with the approach and vision defended by Hubert Reeves, Franco–‐Canadian astrophysicist, science communicator and ecologist, who is concerned about the future of the polar regions, is also the Honorary President of “Humanité et Biodiversité”.
The exhibition is located Rue de Médicis -‐ 75006 Paris (on the fence surrounding the Luxembroug Gardens) and is free to the public.