The merroir

PhotographerRodica Tanase
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This series is about the silent growth of Landes (France) oysters, the metamorphosis from being a sweet larvae to a strong oyster. The water flow, the constant movement of algae, is what makes oysters grow. All the rows of “oyster flats” are positioned to maximize their exposure to the tidal flow that comes up into the bay everyday. Oyster farmers call this wonderful phenomenon "The merroir".