REPORTAGES / SOCIÉTÉ
PARIS - BARCELONE - CALIFORNIE
MARCHE DU SIÈCLE
Samedi 16 mars 2019 se tient la "marche du siècle" : 107 000 manifestants selon les organisateurs, 40 000 selon les forces de l'ordre. Troublée par une année rythmée par les blocages répétés des gilets jaunes, la marche pour le climat se déroule sans heurts, bien que la journée soit marquée par l'incendie du Fouquet's, sur les Champs Elysées. Reportage aux côtés de l'association Bloom, du Troacadéro à l'Opéra.
Guris shows the very day when Catalunya decided to vote concerning Independency.
The vote wasn't constitutional,
yet it took place everywhere in the region.
Waking up in Barcelona to images of policemen hitting citizens in what turned out to be election spots for a day, I decided to walk around the city
to capture the atmosphere.
Guris is not exactly a nice word. It is used in Barcelona to name expats and tourists. People who live there but are not from there.
As I did photograph this event from far, and as I wonder what kind of nation would be Catalunya,
I named this work Guris.
THE BIGGEST EYE CONTACT EXPERIMENT
Launched in 2015 in Australia by a dozen of people previously known as « The Liberators »,
« the biggest eye contact experiment » tries to fight indifference, which became a daily data in our contemporary big cities. Against the loss of human connexion, these experiments are simple street meetings, where people are invited to « share one minute » with a stranger. Sitting in front of someone, and looking at another in the eyes, here is the free exercise. Anyone is welcome...
A natural accident multiplied by a human intervention created this incredible zone called the Salton Sea : a water that is way too salty
to keep its creatures alive.
Salt turned a whole area into a cemetery. But as chaotic and desperate as they are, Salton landscapes are still amazingly beautiful.
Poindexter used to say that chaos is what happens when an angel falls in love with a demon.
Wandering around feels like being a witness of this love-story...
Aux lendemains des liesses américaines fêtant la décision de la Cour Suprême autorisant les mariages de même sexe aux Etats-Unis, Paris fête sa gay pride. La fête est à son comble, malgré des revendications toujours plus pressantes concernant la PMA...
CHARLIE - BATACLAN
NOV - DEC 2015
January 7th of 2015. Spontaneous reunion gathering Parisians place de la République,
a few hours after Charlie Hebdo's attacks.
January 11th of 2015. A march is organized through the capital. As we can't move anymore in the streets, it turns into a massive grouping.
November 13th, same year, the Bataclan.
It is the "state of emergency" since then.
In the country, in the city. Unable to work because of what's going on in my hometown,
I coupled my photos with a few lyrics by the Eagles of Death Metal... a bad work but...
EVERYBODY KNOWS - LEONARD COHEN
MAD WORLD - GARY JULES (RADIOHEAD)
LIFE ON MARS - DAVID BOWIE
TOUS LES GAMINS DU MONDE - SAEZ
EFFECT AND CAUSE - THE WHITE STRIPES
SALTON WALTZ - EMILY JANE WHITE
TRAFFIC IN THE SKY - JACK JOHNSON
ARM YOUR EYES - AARON
IRON SKY - PAOLO NUTINI
FUCKERS - SAVAGES
END OF ALL DAYS - 30STM
KILLING STRANGERS - MARILYN MANSON
LONELY & COLD - GRAMATIK