From Mongolia to Central Africa

Photographs by Eric Gillet
Photo of a man with a pickup truck, the trunk of which is full of standing camels.
Friday, Sep 1, 2000 to Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

In 1993, Eric Gillet set out for Mongolia with Philippe Simon, a Belgian writer and independent filmmaker, and in 1994 they made their way toward Central Africa. They never reached their final destinations, but achieved their goal nonetheless: to experience the process of traveling which makes reaching a destination less important. The relationship between the travelers and their encounters provide a series of stunning black-and-white photographs in which the photographed “other” looks directly back at the world of the photographer.