PHOTO EXHIBITION "LAXOA" IN ST JEAN-DE-LUZ, DUCONTENIA ROOM 15/09>09/10

BASQUE SHEPPERDS / EUSKAL ARTZAINAK

NEW BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS: BERRIES BASQUES / EUSKAL ARTZAINAK
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS / BI MUNDUREN ARTEAN
OF SÉVERINE DABADIE / CHRISTIANE ETCHEZAHARRETA
PUBLICATION: NOVEMBER 2016 FOR SALE IN ALL BOOKSHOPS AND ONLINE
More than 30 years after the publication of the reference of Jacques Blot, Artzainak Severine Dabadie (photographer and writer) and Christiane Etchezaharreta (author) tried to establish a state of the Basque pastoral scene. For several months, they surveyed the Basque mountains Ala meet many shepherds from all backgrounds, of all ages, from all backgrounds, men, women, old, young, shepherds landless, herders from family shepherds, pastoral workers are not from the Basque Country and monitoring herds voluble Irati, men pursuing the profession by tradition and even a shepherd anthropologist.
Far from being a homogeneous world all gave of their time, shared their passion and love of the mountains to testify.
thanks.
There is no "one" pastoralism but "of" pastoralismes. This world is infinitely rich. It forces us tantàt àtourner our gaze to the future, tantàt the past. Basque pastoralism is more like the image of Epinal that the postcards would still impose. This is a changing world sailing between modernity and tradition. Times have changed, leading to pastoralism in its wake. However, good news! If the task is hard sometimes, herders have adapted. They used this ancient tradition to enter the twenty-first century with the fierce desire to perpetuate these skills, these lifestyles, the deep desire to offer consumers the best products and especially to experience the mountains.