From April to late July 2016, the fencing around the Luxembourg Garden will be displaying 80 of Michel Rawicki’s photographs. Located Rue de Médicis – 75006 Paris – Free to the public

Over more than 20 years, 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. Hubert Reeves, who is concerned about the future of the polar regions, is also the Honorary President of Humanité et Biodiversité”. 

Born in 1950, Michel Rawicki first discovered photography in 1968, and the year after, he produced his first features in Paris. These were then soon to be followed by his studio years, from 1973 to 1988, devoted to still life, decoration, individuals.
In 1993, Michel Rawicki’s discovery of the poles transformed his photographic journey once and for all. His photographs, which were imbued with an aesthetic and graphic approach, naturally started to take on an ethical and contemplative dimension, which gradually changed his view and his approach to photographing this sensitive environment.

An in-depth look at a region of the planet that is at the heart of climate change.

Though these images, his intent is not to condemn or to stigmatize a situation, but to provide a passionate and positive look.
The exhibition on the fencing around the Luxembourg Garden is the beginning of a new adventure, one that allows Michel Rawicki to exhibit 20 years of work produced during more than 30 trips in this white world.

“Share my love of the poles, raise awareness as to the fact that the conservation of this fragile immense space concerns each and every one of us on a daily basis

A bright and positive message in a 21st century that is not without its tension.