Wretched Ground

A hand crafted open photo book, 2023.

A number of photographic investigations was carried out as a response to the ecologic situation around the city of Saint Louis, Senegal. The rising sea level as well as river floods threaten the city whose main part is located on an island which is protected towards the ocean by a sandy spit called the Langue de Barbarie. In 2003 a 4 m breach was opened in the sand spit with the hope to alleviate the issues, however, the breach has since extended to 6 km and caused major disturbances in the fragile eco systems.

The project was initiated on a residency at Waaw in Saint Louis 2022.

Wretched Ground, the black series
Wretched Ground, the blue series
Zircon Flesh
Golden Remains
Intimate Strangers I
Oracles, One-Eyed Poets and Grievers
(each book contains a poster of a different collage and defines thus the edition)