2018 - Ongoing
The United States of America are currently going through an unprecedented crisis with the election of Donald Trump, global warming and social (racism and violence) crisis, national and international tensions. The new administration is taking an active step in ruining wildlife and its national Eco-system looking for short term benefits, multinational welfare, destroying first care help and national support for its citizens.
This project (already started in May 2018) aims at focusing on the interactions between American citizens and the local wildlife through their actions to help them to survive. The Shame of the Sun also focuses on the daily life of the middle-class citizen to see, interrogate and analyze their way of life, and their impact on nature and how American society is currently being modified in order to generate more money. As a photographer, I started the first part of this long term story in Florida. Florida is the state that posses the most guns by citizens. One of the states that have the poorest farmers, seeing every day new buildings and structures build on national reserves land destroying the current ecosystem that took hundreds of years to flourish. Florida also authorizes the Americans to own and buy any type of wild animals as pets. The owners, tired of their Panthers, bears, tigers etc either release them in nature or give them to animals shelters (that are not supported by the government and only built by locals to save them). If the animals are released in nature, they get shot when found because they are used to the humans and therefore do not escape when facing them the government says.
A second journey has been made to California last November (2018) to cover the aftermath of one of the biggest and deadliest natural disaster and wildfires that the state has known in its history. Woolsey fire and fire Camp have destroyed many lives, neighborhoods, the entire city of Paradise, and a huge ecosystem. These fire are due to the climate change, less humidity in the area creating mass dryness, and electric cables going over all the state. This last part of the work shows what's left of humanity after these types of events occur. This is only a glimpse of what could happen to us if we don't act now.
Meanwhile, the President Trump blamed the forest management.