2020 / (Non-Pro)

The Harvest of Salt

  • Photographer
    Magali Chesnel

Influenced and inspired by Rothko’s principles: relying on the primacy of raw emotion, to push the boundaries of form and color to make photos appear as "painting-like" as possible. My aerial photo shows how the salt for de-icing the highways, streets..., is harvested during the summer time. More than 15,000 tons of salt will be harvested in a few weeks. Photo taken with my drone above the salt marsh of Gruissan, September 2019.

I am an artist painter and self-taught photographer. Born in Versailles and a native of Brittany - France. I work in Geneva – Switzerland. I really enjoy having the flexibility of stretching my wings, in order to explore all the moments that life has to offer to photography. I am specialized in capturing “the moment” in the course of life, more than fixed times. When I am taking photos, I have usually no expectations. I go fishing and I don't know what I will find. My ambition: to be witness of my time, to anticipate events with news photos, to inform the public and to raise awareness.