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.
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.