Badjaos (*signed*)

@ de Vallombreuse, Pierre



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 all the populations of the region that live off fishing in the shallow waters. Millions of people are at risk.

In this region, a real « powder keg », where you can come across pirates, Muslim fundamentalists now linked to Daesh, corrupt police, traffickers of all trades (humans, drugs, cigarettes, weapons, etc.), these few thousands stateless nomads are trying to survive, often victims to these armed groups.

Since 1986, Pierre de Vallombreuse has been an indefatigable witness to the life of indigenous peoples on the five continents. He has created a unique and always evolving photographic collection of 42 peoples, paying tribute to the precious diversity of our world. "

PLEASE NOTE: The texte by Pierre de Vallombreuse, the short poem as a foreword, and the image captions grouped at the end of the book are all IN FRENCH ONLY.

This book offers enhanced content thanks to the NGO Survival International France, world movement for autochthonous (indigenous) peoples, and to the Blinkl service and website: the images on the black pages can be scanned using your smartphone or tablet while being on the Blinkl website to access additional information and images.

Copies signed by the photographer.

128 pages - Hardcover

Les Éditions de Juillet, 2020

Format : 18.5 x 24 cm


New - Mint condition


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,...

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  • 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...

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