In 80 photos, some taken from very high up, the touring exhibition “L’Industrie vue du ciel” (Industry seen from the sky) takes a decidedly aerial look at France.
Aircraft, bridges, dams, solar farms, cars, factories, quarries, etc. The organizers of the “L’Industrie vue du ciel” photo exhibition, launched in collaboration with the magazine “L’Usine Nouvelle,” have clearly seen the big picture. The aim of the event? “To show the glamorous side of industry! And to give young talent the urge to embark on the industrial adventure! They are looking for direction, they want fulfilling jobs, to make a concrete contribution and cultivate human values: industry is made for them,” said Christine Kerdellant, editorial director for the magazine.
As a sign of the desire to appeal to young people, and students in particular, the exhibition will be displayed throughout 2019 in various French higher education institutions, including Mines Paris-Tech. It will conclude its tour on the railings of the Jardin du Luxembourg (in Paris), in 2020.
The talented professionals who have worked to frame France from the sky include a star of aerial photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who took half a dozen of the shots presented in the exhibition. A mention must also go to Patrice Olivier, whose black and white images usually focus on everyday work. Also on the agenda, is a photo by Anthony Pecci displaying three Dassault Aviation aircraft: the Neuron, the Rafale and the Falcon 8X.
“L’Industrie vue du ciel” exhibition. Touring throughout France in 2019. In 2020 on the railings of the Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris).