Philippe Dudouit | The Dynamics of Dust

Country of origin: Switzerland
Project location: Sahara Desert
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2013

Philippe Dudouit will expand his work on the Sahara to cover the Salvador pass; the border between Niger and Libya and into the Fezzan province. Dudouit plans to document the aftermath of the Libyan revolution, with a focus on the southern region of Fezzan. He will investigate natural resources and local population ability to manage the resources. One of his objectives is to follow the results of an old Gaddafi dream and its famous failure: the green circles. The agriculture irrigation circles were built to facilitate the regime’s ability to support its own needs, which was considered by many experts as pure propaganda.