By Langon editorial staff
Posted on Oct 5, 20 at 8:26 am
The town hall of Cadillac-sur-Garonne (Gironde) presents until Saturday 17 October 2020 the exhibition of photographs of Marie-France Teyssier, taken during his trip in Burma, in "The Valley of the Rubies".
If she did not bring back a ruby from her journey, she nevertheless returned with many glances from the other side of the world …
As you enter the Cadillac boardroom, you are challenged by color portraits. Tired-looking men, women with multicolored veils, children with big black eyes …
The legend of rubies
Marie-France Teyssier has two passions: travel and photography. Naturally, she reconciles them in order to relate her journeys in Asia galleries of paintings which she shares with those around Cadillac.
Back from Myanmar (ex-Burma), she exhibits portraits captured on the spot, in markets, during local festivals or in the street, quite simply.
Her desire to escape led her to the Valley of the Rubies, whose creation she recounts, according to a beautiful legend: “In time immemorial, a giant eagle, flying over the world, found in the vicinity of Mogok an enormous stone which at first he took for a quarter of living flesh, so much was it the color of the most generous blood. He carried the universe’s first ruby to the valley’s sharpest peak. Thus was born Mogok ”. (Joseph Kessel).
Souvenirs from South East Asia
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar, surrounded by theIndia, the Bangladesh, the China, the Laos and the Thailand, is influenced by all these neighboring countries.
“My journey in December 2019 took me around Mogok – I didn't see the ruby. I have, nevertheless, brought back all these looks ”
Looks that will not leave you indifferent, from the superb young girl aware of her beauty to the elderly man (perhaps a former miner who mined rubies at the risk of his life), focusing on the a little girl with a parasol, or a teenager furious at having let herself be surprised …
And many more who will reveal their souls, until October 17, during the opening hours of Cadillac Town Hall.