People are always – instinctively – surrounded by vegetation, but people can forget themselves, as well as forgetting the essentials. Isolated trees try, as best they can, to survive their historic protectors, who have embarked on a crazy race for urban development. This series is a set of portraits of trees that have held out – alone and magnified – against the civilising of nature. They have become living, leafy monuments, true symbols of permanence and continuity that trigger a dialogue with mankind’s domesticated landscape.
Khalil Nemmaoui (Morocco)
La Maison de l’arbre, 2009