Plants communicate with each other and with their environment. During two years of immersion in the jungles of Peru, Pepe Atocha uses an experimental process to capture the essence of plants. After a three-week ayahuasca retreat with Shipibo healers, the artist decided to photograph with fire, a vision that came like a gentle, silent dance to the rhythm of the wind.

The Amazon has been shaped by man for centuries, its composition the product of the work of indigenous peoples, the series is composed of portraits of healers and portraits of trees. At a time when traditional medicine is being defeated by a virus, the Shipibo healers remind us that we can heal ourselves by taking care of nature and ourselves.

curator      Florent BASILETTI