Scoop Grand Lille 2011
Last year, among other awards and nominations, Corentin Fohlen won the Calderon Grand Prix at the Scoop festival for “The last battle of the red shirts” in Bangkok. This year, not satisfied with seeing his work on the campaign poster for the new edition of the festival, he is exposing his work on Haïti.
“The exhibition “Haiti, one year later” is a selection of pictures from 2010 during the 6 trips there, either on commission or as a freelance” commented this young photographer who emerged in 2010 and who is the author of Time’s first cover about the “Arab Spring”.
At the city hall of Bruay-la-Buissière, a small town on the outskirts of Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the country’s reality in the months following the January 2nd earthquake.
“One year later, the situation is as catastrophic” comments Fohlen. “Since then, the country has been battered by a hurricane, a cholera epidemic, and pre-electoral rioting in December 2010.”
Corentin Fohlen is very attached to this project, even if it has been as much published as his work in Thailand or Egypt.