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Dam and Man in Savoy by Céline Clanet
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Alps Guide
under the patronage of
Landscapes
under the patronage of
Alexander Zaxarov
Mar 5, 2021

During one year Céline Clanet have walked the roads and the vast network of hydropower in the Beaufortain area, Savoy in French Alps.

Céline Clanet climbed a few hills, explored every corner of the power plants, scrutinized every detail of the machines, and went through forbidden doors. From a Pelton turbine detail, to a large vision of a dam melted in the Alps mountains, the photographer have punctuated these images with portraits of witnesses from the dams’ construction days.

"Several times, I happened to find myself alone with these “quiet fortresses”, especially under inclement or snowy weather. During several hours, I walked tirelessly around the high pastures, or along the water reservoirs, the vault, looking for the best picture possible. Alone with these monumental constructions for miles around, I established a special relationship with them, almost intimate. In our mutual silence, I absorbed their impressive and reassuring presence, their high mountain fortified castles looking. And those great “shelters”, mine for a few hours, then kindly revealed to me some of their secrets." — Céline Clanet

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Alexander Zaxarov
Mar 5, 2021

During one year Céline Clanet have walked the roads and the vast network of hydropower in the Beaufortain area, Savoy in French Alps.

Céline Clanet climbed a few hills, explored every corner of the power plants, scrutinized every detail of the machines, and went through forbidden doors. From a Pelton turbine detail, to a large vision of a dam melted in the Alps mountains, the photographer have punctuated these images with portraits of witnesses from the dams’ construction days.

"Several times, I happened to find myself alone with these “quiet fortresses”, especially under inclement or snowy weather. During several hours, I walked tirelessly around the high pastures, or along the water reservoirs, the vault, looking for the best picture possible. Alone with these monumental constructions for miles around, I established a special relationship with them, almost intimate. In our mutual silence, I absorbed their impressive and reassuring presence, their high mountain fortified castles looking. And those great “shelters”, mine for a few hours, then kindly revealed to me some of their secrets." — Céline Clanet

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