French photographer charts the renaissance after wildfires


Marseille-based photographer Arnaud Teicher has specialised in following the regrowth of forests and scrublands after their devastation by fire, and has made a series called Wildfire which demonstrates how even lanscapes seemingly reduced to earth and rock have the capacity to spring back to life with self-renewed vegetation.

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Every summer as wildfires rage, photojournalists flock to document them. The scenes they capture are devastating, but familiar: flames engulfing forests, lighting up hillsides, threatening neighborhoods. Firefighters and air tankers battle the blazes, dumping bucketloads of retardant the colour of cherry Kool-Aid, reports Wired.