“Coral reefs, a challenge for humanity” presents the work of journalists and photographers Alexis Rosenfeld and Alexie Valois.
It will present the beauty of these jewels of biodiversity, scientific monitoring, and the importance of preserving all coral reefs.
On the occasion of the International Year Of the Reef 2018, as well as World Oceans Day (8th June), this exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to visually immerse themselves in the little-known world of coral reefs.
Photographer Alexis Rosenfeld used special techniques to capture underwater landscapes in their beauty, their unique dimensions and show the importance they have for all of us. Coral reefs have never been shown in this way. This exhibition allows guests to admire exceptional natural ecosystems from the Red Sea, the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Along the gates of UNESCO Headquarters, Place de Fontenoy, and photographic triptychs placed inside the institution, the large images invite you to take a walk underwater. Text and filmed interviews, reports and 360° photos are also accessible via your smartphone, by scanning QR codes.
This exhibition also announces the United Nations ‘Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (2021-2030). Faced with the degradation of the oceans, it is becoming increasingly urgent to find scientific solutions that allow us to understand the changes taking place there, and to put an end to the decline of the ocean, of which coral reefs are an essential element.
Photojournalist and submarine photo specialist, for the past 20 years his work has appeared in the French and international press. He produces corporate stories for major companies, and has co-authored “Iles pionnières” (Actes Sud) and “Madagascar, l’ile océan” (Editions Autrement). Alexis Rosenfeld is a member of Divergence Images.
“Coral reefs, a challenge for humanity” is supported by:
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, NAUSICAA, IFRECOR – French Initiative for Coral Reef, AFB – The French Biodiversity Agency, Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard, Le Conservatoire du Littoral, Aqua Lung, Montier Photo Festival.