Echoes of the Ocean: The Vezos of Madagascar by François Maurel

The project "Echoes of the Ocean: The Vezos of Madagascar" aims to delve into the heart of the Vezos' life, a nomadic coastal people of Madagascar, to reveal their deep connection with the aquatic element. The goal of this photographic series is to capture the exceptional symbiosis between the Vezos and the ocean, while highlighting their culture, traditions, and way of life.

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The project “Echoes of the Ocean: The Vezos of Madagascar” aims to delve into the heart of the Vezos’ life, a nomadic coastal people of Madagascar, to reveal their deep connection with the aquatic element.

The goal of this photographic series is to capture the exceptional symbiosis between the Vezos and the ocean, while highlighting their culture, traditions, and way of life. This work documents a unique relationship with water, emphasizing how the Vezos are both talented fishermen and guardians of the oceans. The photographs shed light on their daily life, their rituals, dances, and ancestral craftsmanship, showcasing the richness of their culture.

The use of traditional pirogues – dhows – hand-carved with skills passed down from generation to generation, is a central element of this visual story. These vessels become the symbol of their coastal nomadism, allowing the Vezos to move along the Malagasy coast in search of marine resources.

This project also highlights how the Vezos contribute to the preservation of their marine ecosystem, actively participating in the protection of coral reefs and the sustainable management of their resources. Through these photographs, I aim to raise public awareness about the beauty and fragility of Vezo culture, while illustrating how this nomadic people play a crucial role in the conservation of the coastal environment. This long-term project is a celebration of cultural diversity and the need to protect our precious marine resources.

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