Photographer VINCENT FOURNIER was born in Burkina Faso, studied in France, and is now based in Belgium. He holds a diploma from the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie. He has exhibited at Acte 2 Galerie in Paris, the Young Gallery in Brussels, the Marunouchy Gallery in Tokyo, 27AD in Bergamo and has participated in festivals and fairs in Paris, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo and Switzerland.
The Space Project is work based upon Jules Vernes book, “From the Earth to the Moon”. It is a photographic archive of the most representative space organizations in the world: Gagarine Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow (Russia), Mars Desert Research Station in Utah (US), observatories in the Atacama Desert (Chile), and the Guyana Space Center in Kourou (French Guiana). This project came from the experience that we all have whilst looking at the stars during our childhood, when we suddenly realize the infinity of the universe and that we are but a tiny part of it. The photographs give you a sense of the finished and unfinished, the feeling of the rhythm of time by looking at the movements of the planets. It is about the unseen, the mystery of space travel and the universe around us, leaving viewers with an intense but at the same time comfortable feeling, like a reconciliation with the sky and the Earth.