Despite being as dramatic as land-grabbing, ocean exploitation remains invisible. The world’s oceans and seas are major resources, providing food, clean air and water as well as innumerable other resources upon which humankind depends. Simply put, oceanic exploitation is a devastating problem for biodiversity as well as for human life.
The Collectif Argos, a group of ten journalists, travelled to meet coastal peoples around the world who are suffering from threats to their waters. From Alaska to Indonesia, from Gabon to France, along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts and in Polynesia and Singapore, the “Amer” exhibition which means “bitter” in the French language, tells the story of people struggling against plastic pollution, overfishing and exploitation, whether mining, industrial or touristic.
The problem is global and affects the entire planet. However, solutions do exist, to make the ocean a true common good.
About The Collectif Argos
Created in 2001, Collectif Argos brings together ten journalists – photographers and writers – who share a commitment to documenting the changes taking place in the world – ecological, economic, political and cultural, subtle or spectacular, global or local.
This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Francophonie Festival in Singapore (2022) and is organised by the French Embassy in Singapore and The Collectif Argos from France.
The National Museum of Singapore is a venue partner.