Beyond The Forest
In the Hambach region in Germany, very close to one of Europe’s biggest open-pit mine, was a forest that had remained intact for thousands of years. During the last decades, most of this forest disappeared because of the open-pit mines that fuel in brown coal thermal power stations managed by the German energy giant RWE.
It is in this forest that in 2012 a group of militants put up a camps to protest against the expansionist policy of the RWE group and prevent the destruction of the last hectares of forestry land.
Since then, activists coming from all over Europe have taken turns in the camp. They are threatened of eviction on a daily basis. Marc Wendelski shows that experience through pictures of landscapes and portraits.
About the artist
Born in 1978 in Belgium, Marc Wendelski studied hotography at the ESA Saint-Luc in Liège. His work is divided between his own creation and a work of support and prospecting for other photographers (BIP – Liège, Galerie Satellite…). His work has been exhibited, among other places, at the musée de la Photographie in Charleroi and at the FOMU in Antwerp.