Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 People / Culture

Ice fishing

  • Photographer
    Yvon Jolivet

First, the Ojibwa Indians employed spears in the earliest form of ice fishing. Now, in many places in North America, ice fishing is still a social activity. Ice fishing is the practice of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. Ice fishermen may fish in the open or in different type of enclosures. These photographs are taken near of St-Lawrence River in little town call Rimouski in winter 2017. At this place, a long tradition of fishing still exist. When winter is almost over and ice is present on the river, many people still practice this severe fishery when the wind is blowing and temperature are low.

The object of my work is to give a new meaning to the forms inside his natural rhythm, breaking the spaces and time, and recombine them into each other in order or disorder to create a new world from the old one.