INSTITUTES is a photographic project that bear witness to the human unstoppable quest for knowledge.
Travelling in Ukraine, I met at the end of 2021 in the city of Kharkiv a scientist who agreed to show me his laboratory classified as "National Treasure of Ukraine".
I discovered a fascinating universe that reminded me of the comic books of my childhood, such as Tintin and Blake & Mortimer.
My curiosity was aroused and I decided to find out more, embarking on a journey that took me from Ukraine to Georgia, Latvia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Romania...
INSTITUTES explores an overshadowed legacy that deserves more attention, spanning one hundred years of physics all the way to today's modern state-of-the-art laboratories.
The photographic work focuses on utterly unique scientific installations. Details, portraits, archives and documents complete the project.
The work is in progress.