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Ice Pine (2005)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 30
Archival pigment print
41 x 55 cm

Early in the winter season, pine trees are stuck in the ice to serve as route markers during the frequent snow storms. As Paley explains “I crossed Lake Baikal with a group of Old Believers, women all in their 70’s who sang incredibly beautiful and melancholic traditional songs. We drove from tree to tree, making our way safely through this ice world, while the women sang in unison.”

Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley has travelled all over the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented, he is especially committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and to the environment.

The recipient of numerous awards, Matthieu has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Born in France, Matthieu spent three years studying photography in New York . Over the course of his 20 years’ career, he has learned 6 languages, feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping to instill a sense of intimacy into his images.



Ice Pine

Stock No: MP007