Laurent Bellec released its latest artistic project of a photographic encyclopedia dedicated to animal nutrition factories around the world. With this project, Laurent aimed to create the largest-ever photographic collection of architectural images of factories in the animal feed sector from around the world.
According to Laurent, these “show a contemporary heritage, are a reflection of an industrial period and constitute tomorrow’s historical database. It is a unique collection, a marker in the history of work and industry. As such, the encyclopedia meets the standards of museum collections. It has its place among documentary collections of the contemporary heritage of functional buildings and architecture.”
Laurent’s photographs capture the magnitude of the compound feed industry, whose factories are part of the landscape of several regions all over the world, contributing to the safe nutrition of animals to produce safe and healthy food products. It comprises approximately 300 pictures that document uniquely the story of the industry as a whole.
In his photographic journey across the world, Laurent took pictures in Australia, Brazil, Europe, Japan and the United States to develop this largest-ever photographic collection of feed plants architecture. IFIF members who participated include the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation Europe (FEFAC), the Japan Feed Manufacturers Association (JFMA), the Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia (SFMCA) and the Brazilian Feed Industry Association (Sindirações). The accompanying booklet features introductory statements from FEFAC president, Asbjørn Børsting, and IFIF president, Daniel Bercovici, highlighting the artistic value and contribution of Bellec at previous FEFAC and IFIF Congress and Annual meetings.
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