"The landscape of the Maurienne Valley in the French Alps is marked by its industrial history. Known as the 'aluminum valley' because of the numerous factories that its torrent supplied with electricity, it is bordered by a freeway and soon by a high-speed line. Most of the space in the Maurienne is, however, uninhabitable.
In the photo volume 'Charbon Blanc', a patient documentary work carried out in this territory between 2016 and 2019, the photographer Teo BECHER brings together traces of human activity and the mountain landscape photographed at the rhythm of walking, like two intertwined layers of the same history. Interdependence underlined by a dreamlike photography blurring the documentary codes." (© Bec l'air, 2021)