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Great fans of Asia, the photographers never tire of exploring the natural treasures found on this continent. Their favourite countries remain Nepal, where Bruno Morandi speaks the language, and Mongolia, where Tuul is from and where she likes to roam across the immense steppe. The reports that they produce are not however only invitations to travel, they also encourage us to meditate on the fragile beauty of our environment, whether it be human, natural or cultural. Colour dominates and the artists take great pride in using it as a vital element of their images. Harmony and colour contrasts effectively enable the forms to be revealed and accentuate the depth of the landscape. "Morning in Bagan", produced in 2013, reveals the site of Bagan in Myanmar (ex-Burma) classified as Unesco World Heritage. Hundreds of temples are dispersed over a plain with sparse vegetation and the overall scene is wreathed in the golden glow of dawn.Read more Read less
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At the outset of this story, there was a shared love of travel. A call to adventure for one, an escape for the other. After growing up on the Mongolian steppes, Tuul moved to Paris in 2000 to start university studies in culture. She thus discovered photography and decided to make it her career. Her nomadic origins led her to choose reporting. As for Bruno Morandi, he was destined for a more peaceful life. The son of a Norman mother and a Tuscan father, he spent every summer of his childhood in Italy. After making a brilliant start to his architectural studies, he left for Nepal for two months at the age of 18 and became a guide for Nouvelles FrontiÃ¨res. A professional photographer from 1990 onwards, he works with the international press (National Geographic US, Figaro Magazine, GÃ©o France and Germany, Grands Reportages). His images were selected by the HSBC and BNP Paribas banks for their advertising campaigns and have also been the subject of dozens of books, including â€œNepal: Colour and Lightâ€ (2001), â€œEternal Tuscanyâ€ (2002) and â€œImpressions of Rajasthanâ€ (2003).