Une Vallée (*signed*)

@ de Vallombreuse, Pierre



Presentation by the(M) éditions :      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal]

"In 1988, for the first time, Pierre de Vallombreuse sets foot on the lands of this Valley, in the south of the Palawan island in the Philippines, home of Tau’Batu, or people of the boulders. Fascinated by this pacifist autochthonous community of hunters-gatherers, Pierre de Vallombreuse made numerous long stays over the last 30 years in the Valley and has become a privileged witness to the evolution of this people and its environment, gradually impacted by progress.

Through his photographic work, just as sensitive and poetic as ethnographic, Pierre de Vallombreuse shares with us the daily life of this people from the Valley, in an idyllic nature, little by little transformed by modernity and external influences."

The books comes with a tipped-in 8-page booklet containing a poem from the Pala’wan, in French & Palawano.

A few words by the publisher, interviewed on French television (and a few images) here.

66 pages (+8) - Softcover

the(M) éditions, 2018 (180 copies)

Format : 24 x 32 cm

*Signed & Numbered*

New - Mint condition

This book is no longer in stock


de Vallombreuse, Pierre

Pierre de Vallombreuse is a French photographer dedicated to documenting autochthonous peoples lifestyles and living areas; he usually immerses himself for long periods of time with the people he is working with. Influenced by Joseph Kessel and Edgar Morin, among others entre autres, he is a photographer / anthropologist and his work is very sensitive to environmental issues such as deforestation, pollution, and global warming. His work has been published in numerous important newspapers and magazines over the last 25 years, and presented in important photography festivals (Rencontres d'Arles 1989) and institutions (Musée de l'Homme, Paris, 2018). Pierre de Vallombreuse has published several photobooks since the 90's, and among others Peuples (Flammarion, 2006), Hommes Racines (La Martinière, 2012), La Vallée (the(m), 2018), Badjaos (Les éditions de juillet, 2020). © Portrait taken from the artist's website
  • Presentation by ediSens:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "It has been over 30 years since Pierre de Vallombreuse started bringing evidence of the life situation of the autochthonous people from around the world. From the most painful, genocides, wars, to the profound mutations imposed on them by the march of the rest of the world. Victories also,...

    In Stock
  • Presentation by Les Éditions de Juillet:           [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Lost in the fringes of the north of Borneo, of the Celebes archipelago in Indonesia, and of southern Philippines, navigating the Sulu and Celebes seas, thousands of nomads of the Badjao sea are seeing their way of life threatened, just like their sedentary cousins and...

    In Stock
  • .Sold out. Presentation by the(M) éditions: " « Right after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I found a blog about peacocks that were left in the evacuation zone, within the 20km limit. I started imagining those peacocks, walking around the empty town with their beautiful wings spread. The image I had in my mind seemed so far away from what was going...

  • Presentation on the artist's website:    " « In the infinite flow of everything, people come and go in our lives. While the presence of some can be so subtle that we hardly register when it begins or ends, with others it's far clearer: they enter, or leave, with a bang. In her delicate and powerful series of black and white images, Dutch photographer...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Presentation by the(M) éditions: " Casa Azul is part of a socio-visual research about the life stories of five trans women imprisoned in one of the male penitentiaries in Mexico City. The project shows the process of identity construction and corporal practices of people whose bodies are considered doubly abject: due to their identity and to their...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock