Along the Camargue horizon the salt heaps of the Salin-de-Giraud form a skyline similar to the Moon hills. Their colours change with the light and the seasons. They create a mysterious and poetic landscape. Moreover, they bear witness of the town industrial activity: salt production that started in 1856 and continues today. The salt marshes landscape, result of Man’s labour and therefore as kind of architectural product, has always conveyed in my eyes a fantastic dimension that enables it to escape from the industry that created it. This photograph is intended to evoke that dimension through colour and loss of scale.
Leslie Moquin was born in 1986. She studied international relations at La Sorbonne, then joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, from which she graduated in 2013. In her work, based on an aesthetic and a documentary approach, she explores the social and geopolitical contexts of the places she studies.