Archives de septembre, 2009
On the borders of Kerala and Karnataka, the age-old ritual of the Teyyam stages the gods coming down amongst Man in an incredible profusion of colours and finery. An encounter with a living myth, religion and choreography passed down through history.
A Photo story by Christophe Boisvieux / LightMediation
Contact – Thierry Tinacci – LightMediation Photo Agency – +33 (0)6 61 80 57 21 email: thierry[AT]ligthtmediation.com
Fabled equatorial icecaps will disappear within two decades,because of global warming! Africa is home to three large ice mountains : the two ice volcanoes of Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro, and the Rwenzori mountains chain at the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Uganda. A few thousand years ago,these glaciers stretched several hundred km2. Now, the ice cap has been fastly melting for decades. It is estimated that they cover today barely 5 km2 of the African continent! The fantastic ice crown described by Hans Meyer conqueror of the Kilimandjaro, « Roof of Africa » in 1889 is reduced to less than 2 km2 today. Mount Kenya reduced to less than 0.4 km2. And the glaciers of Ruwenzori represent just 1 km2 in 2005 and also could disappear by 2020.
Photos and text ©Jean Robert/Lightmediation
Contact – Thierry Tinacci Lightmediation Photo Agency +33 (0)6 61 80 57 21 thierry[AT]lightmediation.com
Parution France – TERRE SAUVAGE – Pyrénées, le massif du Mont-Perdu, une histoire Franco-Espagnole par Jean Robert
Twenty kilometers south of Mount Everest, on cliffs rising from the middle of forests of rhododendron, the last honey hunters of the Rai people face the giant bee of the Himalayas to collect the honey of ever lasting life.
A Photo story by Eric Tourneret / LightMediation
Contact – Thierry Tinacci – LightMediation Photo Agency +33 (0)6 61 80 57 21 thierry[AT]lightmediation.com
Since March 2008 riots, a lead weight has fallen onto Tibet. The area is again officially open to tourists, but, actually, the trip is possible only under tight surveillance. Today, squadrons of soldiers , armed with guns and anti-riot shields, supervise Lhassa night and day…
A photo story by Boris Joseph / LightMediation
Contact – Thierry Tinacci – LightMediation Photo Agency +33 (0)6 61 80 57 21 email: thierry[AT]lightmediation.com