Guest photographer for the Photographic Nights of Selma 2020
Céline Ravier has been traveling the world, mainly on foot, for the past twenty years. Through her aesthetic and her documentary-like photography, she seeks to highlight people in their environment. Her photos and reports have been published in national magazines (A/R Magazine Voyageur, Grands Reportages, Trek Magazine, Revue Bouts du Monde…) and presented in numerous personal and collective exhibitions (Le Grand Bivouac, Présence(s) Photographie, Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert, La Photographie Marseille, Nuits Photographiques d’Essaouira…).
As a member of the photojournalist team “Vies de Quetzal”, which gives a voice to minorities, she has collaborated for three years on the editorial design of the annual magazine. Graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at Aix-Marseille (EJCAM) in 2018, she is interested in the links between current transformations in the photographic publishing market and the emergence of new digital editorial technologies for photographers. She is the author of the book “[Auto] Édition Photographique, enquête sur une mutation”, published in 2019 by Arnaud Bizalion Éditeur. She lives and works in Marseille, France.
The immobile island
Off the Bay of Galway, on the far-flung edge of Ireland, lies Inishmore, the largest island of Aran. On this citadel of stones, where there are no trees or land and facing the furies of the ocean, today’s islanders live alongside the traces of the first men who populated the island thousands of years ago: prehistoric traces, ruins of medieval chapels, hermit cells… all complimented with a labyrinthine of stone walls.
It is an island away from the world. Or from a known time. Not a movement. Nowhere. Only the song of the wind between the stones tells the incredible silence of Aran. Immersed in a timeless, rough island beauty…
“It is not because the weather has put these islands under narcosis that they have ceased to exist (…) This place is not ordinary: like Delphi, like Isé, it is a place that has its charge, its gravity, its special protections, its history. »
Nicolas Bouvier – Diary of Aran and other places.