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The Aral Sea no longer exists

The Aral Sea no longer exists.
My cousin Thierry went to walk, he left 6 years. In my memory, he wanted to see the Aral Sea before it disappeared (in my memory). He traveled 17000 km from Valence in the Drôme to Malaysia. I photographed him when he returned.
The Aral Sea does not exist anymore.
My cousin Thierry left for a walk, he walked 6 years straight. In my memory, I wanted to go to the sea before it, in my memory. He walked for 17000 km from Valencia, our small town in France to Malaisia. The Aral sea became a small little point on his journey I took pictures of him when he got back, here is a portrait.
Legend
. Logbook . 50's survival blanket . Camel hair, Kazakstan . Role play invented . Foot having walked 17000 km . Shoe laces, these were abandoned at Kuala Lumpur airport before returning to France . Shark and fossil teeth, near the Aral Sea . Beard cut on arrival and kept . Meals, used on a wood fire, repaired in Kazakstan . Sand of the Taklamakan Desert . Down . Card annotated by grandmother Colette, Valence (France) . Drawing sent by Thierry, Grandma Colette's salon, Valence (France) . Porcupine spine, Azerbaijan . Altitude Flower, 3000m, Tianshan Mountain "The Celestial Mountain", China . Yak hair ball, Tibetan plateau . Hats and placemats, Azerbaijan . All bills . Logbook . Thierry in the garden of his parents, Valence (France)

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Laura Ben Hayoun

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