Photo of the Month, November 2015

Camargue, 11:06 am
By Mélissa Darré
La photo du mois de novembre 2015
Photography: José Nicolas

At the heart of the marshes of Vauvert and Gallician, the last of the sagneurs (reed cutters) of Petite Camargue hurry from the reedbed. Contrasting with the deep blue of the saline waters, this amber coat, made up of Provence reeds now devoid of their leaves, is lifted using skills passed down through generations. Sickle in hand, the last representatives of these traditional cutting methods engage in this unique ritual. Only a few still remain, crossing the vast expanses of this authentic Provence and depositing their armfuls of reeds in a fan formation on their wooden boats.

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