Bertrand Cavalier: Concrete Doesn’t Burn

Bertrand Cavalier: Concrete Doesn’t Burn
International Photography Grant 2019

There was a bunker built in the middle of the meadow,
said to be bombproof, made of concrete with a pitched roof
W.G. Sebald. On the Natural History of Destruction.

Concrete Doesn’t Burn is a visual research project about the influence of war and military technology on European cities. Considering the diverse use of concrete, the photographic work examines the legacy of armed conflicts and its effects on the architecture, the infrastructure and the inhabitants of cities. Photographed in Cologne, Berlin, Belfast, Sarajevo, Mostar, Le Havre, London, Rotterdam, The Hague, Budapest and Warsaw, the urban landscape shows an immutability to a generation unaffected and young, yet at the same time already burdened by the environment.

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Bertrand Cavalier (1989) is a french photographer currently living and working in Brussels. Seasonal has been awarded by the 2015 Fotofilmic jury prize and exhibited at La Jeune Création in Paris, Manifesto in Toulouse and Fotofilmic in New-York, Boise, Vancouver, Seoul, amongst other.

Website: bertrandcavalier.com

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

Concrete Doesn’t Burn © Bertrand Cavalier

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International Photography Grant 2019