La Vallée (The Valley), 1987–2017 Palawan, Philippines - work in progress
Pierre de Vallombreuse follows the life of a small community of the Palawan ethnic group, in the south of the Philippines for more then 30 years. Once isolated, The Valley and its inhabitants, whose language he speaks, have seen the outside world invite themselves into their lives creating profound upheavals. The Valley is also threatened by the uncontrolled expansion of large oil palm plantations.
Pierre de Vallombreuse and the National Museum of the Philippines have set up a project for the sanctuary of the Valley.
It is mainly on these aspects that his current work bears.
The 19 trips he made and the four years spent with them gave rise to several exhibitions:
- In 1989 at the Rencontres d'Arles,
In 1994 Albert Kahn Museum in Boulogne-Billancourt,
- In 1995 Museum of Cultures and Traditions of Manila in the Philippines,
- In 2017 at the National Museum of the Philippines In 2018 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris
And to three books Les Hommes des Rochers, in 2002, The Valley in 2017 and Une Vallée in 2018.