Marc Beaussart presents “Prosthesis Project” at the Spéos Gallery, Paris. Exhibition from June 7th to September 30th 2012 / Opening on June 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
About the “Prosthesis Project”
My intention, in this project, is to show the wide contrast between the technologically advanced medical prostheses made by engineers in developed countries and the “DIY / serendipitous” equipment made by charity volunteers in third world countries for handicapped people.
During talks with volunteers from the French charity “Kinestherapeutes Du Monde”, I understood that they have to teach techniques to the locals on how to construct prostheses in some very challenging environments. The volunteers then have to make the prostheses with whatever is at hand and with very limited funds. Thus, the Prosthesis Project was born from my desire to link my professional photographic studio practice with the valuable work of “Kiné Du Monde“.
Born in France, Marc Beaussart is a commercial still life photographer based in Paris and London. He currently works for magazines as GQ, Mixte, 125, Red Collector. His advertising work is for clients such as Nespresso, Paris Aeroport, La Prairie, Orange.