Photographer Hélène Veilleux Took Surreal Photos Of Abandoned Ship Graveyards In The Aral Sea

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They told us that the sea had gone far beyond the horizon, leaving in his desperate flight a sandy and salty soil, and some hulls offering their tired shadows to animals of an infinite steppe.

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Aral, his name is known to all , on the scale of a human life the immense salt water lake has given way to a Martian plain baked by the sun of Central Asia, a sea offered a burnt offering on behalf of the cotton monoculture and the geopolitics of water of the countries once bathed by its waves.

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They told us that the sea will come back , its blue waters less salty than tears and more fishy than in our memories. Since we are waiting in the shade of the boats …

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Photo project by Hélène Veilleux. She is a French photographer based in Lyon.

Baikonur, Chernobyl, Transnistria. The pictures of Hélène Veilleux are part of an attempt of questioning the real, exploring the concept of «Zone»: these spaces, whether real or fictional, where what we take for granted is a little less. Where certainties crumble, giving way to something certainly.

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