Les Gullahs

Descendants des derniers esclaves africains arrivés aux Etats-Unis, les Gullahs ont vécu pendant 200 ans en quasi autarcie sur les iles hostiles et isolées de Géorgie et Caroline du Sud. Avec les ponts sont arrivés les promoteurs immobiliers et les "gatted communities". Mais les Gullahs, menés par leur reine résistent et combattent pour leur culture

SMALL is POWERFUL / Madagascar

IOT a small company based in MADAGASCAR specialized in the breeding and export of see cucumbers. Local fishermen are associated with its activities, allowing them to generate additional income. The company actively contributes to preserving the marine wildlife and fighting against overfishing

Smiling Islam in Indonesia

from Jakarta hallal McDonalds to rural Charia in Aceh, a trip within the Smiling Islam of Indonesia, biggest muslim country of the world.

SMALL is POWERFUL / Nigeria

Wecyclers is a Nigerian SME that offers an innovating recycling service, specifically designed for the inhabitants in informal settlements. It is based on an original alliance of IT technology and eco-friendly collecting solutions.

Castles of the Loire Valley from above

The Castles of the Loire Valley as you have never seen them ! Photo essay shot using an ultra stable drone octocopter. On assignment for Geo Magazine France

SMALL IS POWERFUL / Benin

This serie present AGRISATCH, a company based in BENIN that locally produces large quantities of good-quality eggs. Agrisatch has become the leading poultry producer of the country, and thanks to its industrail approach reduced th price of eggs by 30%, improving access to protein for the poorest

SMALL is POWERFUL / Mauritania

CDS a small company based in MAURITANIA provides access to water and electricity to poor rural communities. thanks to a leading position in the field of renewable energy

SMALL is POWERFUL / Senegal

NEST is a company based in SENEGAL offering a complete monitoring of woman and young child. NEST provides high-quality services accessible to the middle classes, a necessary offer between public hospotal too crowded and expensive private clinic. It aims in the long-term at establishing a network of health care facilities, NEST provides high-quality services accessible to the middle classes

Angola : Africa’s eldorado for Europeans ?

When a young african nation his helping its ex colonizer, a european country, to avoid him bankrupt. When this african country is an eldorado for the graduated european youth which fly there massively to avoid economic crisis tapping it future. We are talking of Portugal and Angola, which became independent in 1975.

Shale oil boom in North Dakota

in Williston the capital of the american shale oil boom in North Dakota. Everything has changed in 3 years

Black Snow

Coming from Africa, chased out of Libya, they shored in Lampedusa like many others but they were then displaced to the alpine mountains of Italy in the Val Camonica. There, in the territory of the Lega Nord, the far right xenophobic party of Umberto Bossi, an association help them through a micro integration initiative. They stay by group of 5 in small villages in the valley and get use to their new life. With the hope to get italian ID at the next spring.

(Embedded with) Femen

Embedded with a group of Femen in Paris, from their preparation in their headquarters to their action top naked in front of the Tunisian ambassy and back in Metro

I am not a Cheese Boy

A month-long photography road trip through Johannesburg with food as the common thread ; chosen, bought, consumed, thrown away ; alone or in a group ; by whites, blacks or coloureds ; from the townships of Alexandra to the gated communites in Sandtown.

TeherAngeles

Los Angeles, the other capital of Iran. With over 500.000 people, L.A has the largest iranian diaspora in the world. Exiled at the end of the 70s or 80s, they had to keep a low profile, rejected by americans ignorant of their history and culture. Today, this community is succeeding in many ways and would like to preserve this long hidden identity.

Stagged Portraits

A serie of stagged portraits done on assignement by BEL Group Africa Departement during a 2 days seminar outside Paris. 15 minuts only for each person to imagine an image, share it with person, set it up and shoot it. Each person had a personal object linking him/her to the African continent which profile was include in the image, as well as BEL logo (will you find it?) This work was then selfpublish in a 300 copies newspaper distributed internaly.

Middle Classes in Mozambique

A photographic journey through an Africa that is unknown, that of the middle classes. They exist and have been identified as such. There are around 200 million Africans who have risen above poverty and can now think about their future serenely. What is life like in Mozambique ?

Middle Classes in Kenya

A photographic journey through an Africa that is unknown, that of the middle classes. They exist and have been identified as such. There are around 200 million Africans who have risen above poverty and can now think about their future serenely. What is life like in Kenya ?

Middle Classes in Morocco

A photographic journey through an Africa that is unknown, that of the middle classes. They exist and have been identified as such. There are around 200 million Africans who have risen above poverty and can now think about their future serenely. What is life like in Moroco ?

Middle Classes in Cameroon

A photographic journey through an Africa that is unknown, that of the middle classes. They exist and have been identified as such. There are around 200 million Africans who have risen above poverty and can now think about their future serenely. What is life like in Cameroon ?

Middle Classes in Ivory Coast

A photographic journey through an Africa that is unknown, that of the middle classes. They exist and have been identified as such. There are around 200 million Africans who have risen above poverty and can now think about their future serenely. What is life like in Ivory Coast ?

Speed Sisters in Palestine

Fast and furious are this women who emancipate themself through car Speed Contests in Palestine Territories. In this man oriented society, this 5 pilots are called the "Speed Sisters" and I followed them a week during training and for a long awaited Speed competition in Jenine.

Portraits de rentrée

A serie of portraits of student living year round in college Jean-Zay in Paris for their first day at the start of school year. They come with theiur luggage full of what they will need to feel at home in their unpersonnal small rooms, with their best friends, parents, boy/girlfriend with them.

Derrière la Mer

Conte photographique entre la fin de la route et le début de la plage en Camargue sous la forme du journal de bord d’un fou échappé cherchant la mer.

Madgermanes

At Mozambic independance, the communist party took over and about 20.000 young people went to live and work in East Germany. There they discovered the cold and the communism. After the Berlin's wall fall, they had to go back but the left over of their salary, up to $18.000 for some of them, was not paid by the Mozambican government. Since then, for 25 years now, teh Madgermanes as they call them, demonstrate in a public square of Maputo the capitale. Some of them openend for me the Souvenir album they had during their East Germany period.

Ensemble

"Ensemble " // travail en cours …

Revolution breath

The diary of a 10 days revolution in south America. A revolution like breathing, coming and going. The revolution followed in the capitale but also in far remoted locations in the countryside. During the pic of the manifestations and the riots, but also when nothing happen, and everybody is waiting anxious.

Xinjiang, China re-invented

Récit photographique d’un voyage de propagande au Xinjiang, province « autonome » à l’extrême ouest de la Chine, organisé par les autorités avant les J.O de Pekin. Au cœur de l’hiver, par -20°c, la culture ouïgoure durement réprimée est sous mes yeux réinventée.