The photographic book Coral is an immersion in the fragile world of coral and the communities that depend on it. It shows solidarity, respect and the link to life. A world that is both raw, real and dreamlike. This book is therefore somewhere between art and documentary.
Through the use of strong, often spectacular images, Martin Colognoli, a French photographer, calls for the preservation of these emblematic ecosystems through a reportage that retraces six years of field experience.
A true hymn to the defence of biodiversity and a tribute to the coral as an ecosystem essential to our survival.
CORAL is a book organised in 4 chapters:
– Coral, this animal with a mineral and vegetable aspect and how fascinating it is so ancient and fragile. Whether it is a question of areas preserved from human action or damaged or destroyed areas, they all bear witness to a reality which calls for action.
– The human element, through the inhabitants of the fishing village of Seraya besar. The moments photographed on the spot have made it possible to translate the naturalness of a world and a lifestyle through moments filled with passion, friendship and joy…
It is an authentic tribute to the inhabitants of a village with whom bonds have been forged over time.
– The linkbetween coral and humans, the dependence of humans on coral reefs and in which fishing plays an indispensable role.
– The protection actionscarried out in the village to preserve the coral reefs with the support of the French association Coral Guardian.
CORAL is a book that makes the link between an emblematic symbol of a threatened fauna – the coral – and humans.