DIATOMS, PRAIRIES IN THE SEA    Christian Sardet and The Macronauts   Licmophora  diatom.  Bay of Shimoda, Japan.   2015   ©  Christian Sardet and The Macronauts for KYOTOGRAPHIE / Plankton Chronicles Project

DIATOMS, PRAIRIES IN THE SEA

Christian Sardet and The Macronauts

Licmophora diatom.

Bay of Shimoda, Japan. 2015

© Christian Sardet and The Macronauts for KYOTOGRAPHIE / Plankton Chronicles Project

Christian Sardet and Noé Sardet, creators of award-winning documentaries, initiated the Plankton Chronicles project to convey the diversity and beauty of plankton: www.planktonchronichles.org. The project comprises a series of films on plankton and micro-plastic pollution, a book, a website and exhibits.

Christian Sardet, obtained a PhD in biology from the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and founded the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Marine Station of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Presently emeritus research director at the CNRS, Christian Sardet is the author of numerous scientific publications and a co-founder of theTara Oceans expedition, devoted to a global study of plankton in all oceans. Christian received the European Award for Communication in Life Sciences from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). 

He is the author of the book “Plankton – Wonders of the Drifting World” (University of Chicago Press 2015) published in French, Japanese, German and Chinese.

Noé Sardet is a filmmaker, and author of documentaries and multimedia projects (Parafilms, Montreal: http://parafilms.com). Together, with Sharif Mirshak and Christian Sardet, he exhibited photos and a video installation conceived with Japanese artists Shiro Takatani and Ryuichi Sakamoto at The Kyotographie Photo Festival in Kyoto (May 2016) and the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris (July 2016 - January 2017). He also exhibited in Paris (Agnesb), Montreal (Maison du Développement Durable) and Tokyo (Intermédiathèque).