A 12-page display of photographs and text about the Western Isles is published this month in the magazine, GEO Germany, which has a format of using photographs and expert text similar to the US-published National Geographic.
The photographs were taken by the Munich-based, French-born photographer Laetitia Vançon who spent many months in the Outer Hebrides working on this project -"At the end of the day” - in 2016 and 2017. Images from it have appeared in magazines, newspapers and exhibitions in several parts of the world since then.
While staying on Lewis, Laetitia also completed a project with youngsters at the Western Isles Foyer on Bayhead
Writing on her Facebook Page about the GEO dispay, Laetitia says: “I could not be happier! A stunning publication of 12 pages from my work "At the end of the day", with an intimate text from Christopher Piltz and a gorgeous layout!”
GEO’s first edition appeared in Germany in 1976. Since then, the magazine has been published in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France (first international edition), Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey. The current circulation figure in France and Germany is more than 500,000.
GEO says it “was born out of – and remains until today – a vigorous and incomparable mixture of the power and magic of the photograph coupled with the indelible impact of meticulously researched articles.”
Images of some of the pages for from the 12-page GEO feature